We Have Health Solutions for Trump’s Health Insurance Visa Proclamation

On Friday, October 6th, 2019, President Donald Trump announced that immigrants who wish to obtain a visa to come to the United States must be able to prove that they can obtain health insurance before they will be issued a visa. In an attempt to curb the cost that falls on American taxpayers due to medical cost of migrants who enter the country and either fall ill or become injured, the President has put requirements in place that will make obtaining a visa an even more difficult, lengthy and costly process. Individuals who are hopeful of acquiring a visa must either have insurance upon entering the country, be able to obtain insurance within 30 days of arrival or have proof of the ability to pay for any medical expenses that they may incur while in the United States.

We at E&M Global Insurance have the resources and expertise needed to help any foreign nationals wishing to obtain a visa. As premier sponsors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, we work closely with countless attorneys helping to assist their immigrant clients to get them an insurance plan that fits their needs and can help them gain entry into America.

We have plans that satisfy the proclamation that individuals can get before they get to the United States.

In addition, we are one of only seven agencies that are able to offer a guaranteed issued Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan throughout the entire year.

The current administration is tightening down on immigration laws and regulations each day. Do not miss your opportunity to begin a new life in America. Get in contact with E&M Global Insurance today and speak with one of our healthcare experts to find a plan that works for you. Visit emglobalinsurance.com for more details on how you can take the first step toward getting the coverage you need.

Can an Asylum Applicant Qualify for Health Insurance?

As a sponsor of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) we get frequent questions from immigration attorneys regarding whether their clients can qualify for coverage. There is much confusion on this, so we thought we’d dig a bit deeper on this.

The Health Insurance Marketplace(Obamacare) allows quite a bit a lot of immigration statuses the ability to get coverage. This includes not only Legal Permanent Residents but also EAD (Employment Authorization Document), Refugees, Cuban/Haitian Entrant and Lawful Temporary Residents.

Clients are usually asked to provide proof to the marketplace that will need to be verified. Failure to provide documentation could result in the policy being termed.

While coverage can be obtained the ability to get a subsidy can be more difficult. In 2018 an individual will need to make over $13,000 to get a subsidy to help offset the costs of the insurance. If a client makes under this depending on the state, they may not be eligible for any financial assistance. In addition, if an individual makes more than 400% of the poverty level they are not eligible for any financial assistance as well. For new immigrants it is our experience that the marketplace will most likely ask for proof of this income. This can be a challenge since many do not have pay stubs or a W-2. The marketplace could thus strip the subsidy away making coverage unaffordable.

For clients who do not qualify for financial assistance we advise always going private. The plans are stronger and there is no burden of proof for income. In addition, you do not need to worry about your information going into the federal governments database.

For any questions on an individuals’ options please contact Evan Tunis at 800-974-5077.

20 Days Left in 2018 Health Insurance Open Enrollment

 

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving for you and your family. If you’re not aware we are more than 50% done with health insurance open enrollment for the year 2018. This is the only time of the year when you can change plans, add or remove a spouse or find new coverage.

We work with most carriers nationwide and can guide you or your clients in this important time. Choosing the wrong plan can have devastating consequences for years to come.

E&M Global Insurance will NOT be taking any days off between now and December 15th to give everyone proper time to find a new policy. Please call at 800-974-5077 or send me an email at Evan@EMGlobalInsurance.com and we’ll get started.

E&M Global Insurance to Sponsor the AILA Central Florida Chapter’s Annual Conference

For Immediate Release:

E&M Global Insurance (the premier agency for international health/life insurance) is proud to announce their sponsorship of the AILA Central Florida Chapter’s: 31st Annual Immigration Law Conference.

The event held in Orlando from October 26-28th  will feature some of the top minds in the immigration field.

Evan Tunis, owner of E&M Global Insurance, “We are excited to continue are ongoing relationship with the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  We have gotten tremendous feedback from the annual conference in June and are excited to sponsor a conference in our backyard.  This will be another ideal venue where we can inform and educate about the benefits of our services.”

For more information on E&M Global Insurance please contact Evan Tunis at 800-974-5077.

Over 65(Non-Medicare) Health Insurance

For many individuals over the age of 65 and coming to the United States health insurance can be daunting.  To start with most over 65 are covered on Medicare.  Since individuals do not haven enough credit to qualify for Medicare this is not an option.  What does an individual do over age 65 but not on Medicare?

  1.  Seek an expat insurance policy that will cover them here in the United States.
  2.  Go to Healthcare.Gov and buy an overpriced/crappy network plan.
  3. Go without insurance.

As you can see only options 1 & 2 would be ideal.  We work with every carrier on an off the exchange and all expat insurance policies so we can custom tailor a soluton to your insurance needs.  Please give me a call at 800-974-5077.

Evan

The Benefits of Dual Citizenship

A few years ago, it was rare to have dual citizenship.  Now it has become more popular to own one, two or even three passports.

What are some of the benefits:

  1. Freedom to Travel
  2. Freedom to Open a Business in a Foreign Country
  3. Freedom from Taxation
  4. Health Insurance

For example, let use the country Malta.  Malta which is one of the most popular passports to get.  The reason for this is private equity or hedge funds can benefit from a friendly tax regime.  In addition, a passport in Malta also gives the individual eligibility to work anywhere in the European union.

For health insurance, the benefits could be vast.

For example, an individual who Is a U.S. Citizen who spends quite a bit of time in Germany can pay less than 50% then his counterpart in the United States.  Are the benefits different?  No.

The reason for this is the price of healthcare.  If you are in a country where healthcare is cheaper like Germany or Canada your premiums will also be cheaper.

In conclusion, it may make sense for an individual to get dual citizenship depending on circumstances.  At E&M we only specialize in life and health insurance for these individuals.  For a quote on an international health policy please call Evan Tunis at 800-974-5077.

#emglobalinsurance #eb5 #dualcitizenship

Temporary vs Permanent Insurance for Expats

When shopping for health/ life insurance for an individual moving to the United States it is important to consider whether the plan is permanent or temporary.  But Evan, I thought all plans were permanent?  Not quite….

When an individual is not a resident they can have their choice between a temporary and permanent policy.  Why might an individual want a temporary policy?  For a myriad of reasons including only being in the United States for a short period of time, waiting on resident status to jump on a group plan or just not being aware that policy has an expiration date.

Another reason is price.  Generally, a policy less than one year in duration will be less expensive than a permanent policy.  This makes sense when you consider a carrier just has to accept the risk for a short duration of time and the longer you are on a policy the higher the risk to the carrier that some illness or injury will occur.  Under a permanent policy the carrier auto renews you at the end of your contract year.  The carrier CAN NOT cancel you for injuries and claims (unlike car insurance).

For an analysis of permanent and temporary options for new immigrants or expats please give E&M Global a call at 800-974-5077

#EB5 #immigration #emglobalinsurance #expathealthinsurance #EB5visa #permanentinsurance

Fiance Visa(K-1) Health Insurance

Fiancé Visa(K-1) Health Insurance

A K-1 is a nonimmigrant visa that permits an expat of a U.S. Citizen to travel to the United States for marriage.  The marriage must be done within 90 days of their admission to the country.

For individuals looking for health insurance for their expected spouse this could create a significant issue and could threaten their Visa status.  I’ll explain further below.

As a newly arrived individual in the U.S. finding quality health insurance could be difficult.  Most of quality carriers (Non-Obamacare) will require the person to be a resident of the U.S. for 6 months. Many carriers also ask that the person to be a lawful U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

At E&M Global Insurance we seek permanent solutions to this issue.  We believe an individual should have high quality PPO coverage from day one.

In addition, after speaking with many immigration attorneys having a health insurance plan already in place may help your chance by getting your visa more easily approved.  The government is wary of individuals coming in and being a drain on the health care system.  By having insurance, it shows them that no you are pro-active and this won’t be an issue.

To learn more about insurance for a Fiancé please give Evan Tunis a call at 800-974-5077.

Health Insurance for Au Pair’s and Nanny’s

This morning we received a call from a law firm asking us if we look into insurance options for a nanny on a B-1 Visa. Visitior visas are nonimmigrant visa for person who want to enter the United States for a short period of time for either business or tourism.

The short answer is yes we can absolutely cover this client.

For whatever reason groups that work with au pair’s only offer very limited coverage that would basically bankrupt an au-pair if they were to go to the hospital. See Here

A plan like that covers at a maximum of $50,000.

At E&M Global Insurance we believe that if someone is watching your children they need to feel secure that if they are sick or injured they will have the best care available. Taking care of your children is enough of a job worrying about your inadequate insurance should be one of them.

For a quote on a Au Pair or Nanny Health Insurance product please call Evan Tunis at 800-974-5077.

Health Insurance for International Students

Many of our clients seeking EB-5, F-1 or other visa types are doing it mainly for the ability to allow their children to attend a U.S. college or high school. There is a myriad of reason for this however we will discuss what you need to look for in an international student health plan.

1. How will this policy cover me in the event I am in the hospital? Am I able to go to whatever hospital I
want or will I have to go to an inferior hospital first.

2. Will my plan that I am buying cover me in my home country as well?

3. Will I must wait to purchase insurance for proper Visa types/Social Security numbers or medical
history?

International students face daunting challenges from a foreign language, new country, school etc. Having proper insurance shouldn’t be one of them.