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I recently became an EU national from a country different of the one I live. How do I get insured?

Your citizenship is irrelevant, you only get a EHIC through affiliation with one of the EU's statutory healthcare/insurance systems. You could therefore have gotten one as a Brazilian citizen and ...
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The US Healthcare Penalty and the UK National Health Service

As a dual US/UK citizen if you live outside the US, you are eligible for an exemption for health coverage. If you are living in the US, then you are not an "ordinary resident" of the UK, despite the ...
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Switching to statutory health insurance from private in old age in Germany

If you stop paying private insurance premiums the contract can't be terminated (you still accrue debt) though at some point they will switch you into the Notlagentarif which offers much reduced ...
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As a US citizen can I go to the US and sign up for obamacare for a short period of time?

Not really. You can only apply during the open enrollment period (in California - runs from November till February), and you commit for the year. You can only make changes mid-year if some specific ...
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5 votes

Health insurance for senior Thai residents

Thai citizens get health care effectively free (or very low cost) at government hospitals. I believe that there is not an upper age limit for this. AIA claim to provide health care for people up to ...
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National Health Insurance in Korea

There's a pretty good guide here on the NHIC website. It should walk you through the entire process. You should be able to find your specific visa information there. Otherwise, you can call the NHIC ...
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Taxes and Health Insurance (US -> UK, paid by US Govt)

I'll answer your question in 2 parts as you asked. Yes, you will pay income tax and whatever social security in the USA for USA income in the UK. Only time you get taxed in the UK is if the USA doesn'...
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PPACA "no insurance" fee for American expats living abroad

You are a bona fide foreign resident. (The fact that you are not a permanent resident is irrelevant.) Therefore the physical presence test does not apply to you. The fact that you were a student (...
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PPACA "no insurance" fee for American expats living abroad

In case you can't claim to be a bona fide foreign resident*, it would be good to take a closer look at how situations like yours and the "Shared Responsibility Payment" interact. I expect you would ...
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Acquiring Health Insurance (Moving to Sweden, living in US, dual citizen of US and Finland)

An updated answer for future readers: Private individuals cannot seek insurance through Kammarkollegiet, it seems. Organizations such as universities can, and if you are a tuition-paying student will ...
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Healthcare in the UK -- would we have access to the NHS?

Whether you are entitled to NHS services or not doesn't depend on your citizenship (not even if you are British), only on where you are ordinary resident. The rules are simple: if you are an ordinary ...
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Health insurance after getting Hungarian birth certificate

The EU/EEA has a coordination system for social security (which includes national health insurance). One of the fundamental rules of this system is that you are always subject to exactly one national ...
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Choosing between private and regular health insurance when moving to Germany

I came to Germany from the UK and had no plans to stay. I was advised to go private due to my income. I married and had 4 kids. It would have been better (cheaper) to go public. There are advantages ...
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Health Insurance in Austria and "Fragebogen zur Unfallerhebung"

I didn't find a convenient official source clearly explaining it all but apparently this is a standard questionnaire that they send for all accidents leading to sick days. If someone else appears to ...
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Do I need international health insurance in Singapore (moving from EU)?

I had a similar problem when I moved to Singapore for work a couple months ago. Here are my conclusions. The offer you got sounds like what the employer is obliged to provide for S-Pass holders and ...
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Short-term internship in UK: Where to be health-insured?

For the German system, most likely you can't stay insured there as on the one hand you don't fulfill the criteria for the free family insurance and on the other hand don't work in Germany to be able ...
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How to be sure a medical appointment will be fully covered by a health insurance in the United States?

You should know from your insurer what is your co-pay, and what is your deductible. Co-pay is what you pay each visit. Deductible is what you pay before the insurance kicks in. There's also the annual ...
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Is AXA insurance acceptable for long stay French Carte de Sejour?

I doubt it is fit for long term residency (you mention Carte de Séjour) as the FAQ says : Q: I am living in a European country, can I buy? A: Yes, you can. You will be covered outside of your country ...
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Health insurance in Europe for citizen of Poland living outside EU

You would not be covered by local health insurance in the EU country you will visit solely on the basis of citizenship. EU-wide coverage is based on reciprocity (if you are insured in one EU country, ...
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Health checkup (Gesundheits-Check-up) in Germany before 35 years old?

They are not required to do it but some insurers in the public insurance system do cover health check-ups for people under 35, usually with a rather low cap on spending (€50-150). Krankenkassen.de has ...
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Selecting a health plan in Texas

A majority of non-retired Americans, the vast majority if you exclude people poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, have employer-based health insurance. Employer group insurance premiums tend to be ...
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Living in Sweden while working in Norway, Norwegian government won't give me an S1 form

However, it looks like this issue needs to be resolved before she can even get legal residency in Sweden. This turned out to be incorrect. Even if Skatteverket had refused to register her, her stay ...
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Health insurance questioning my finances again

It's much different than you think. The German public health insurance will simply ask you to provide your German and your UK tax bill and if you refuse to give it to them, they assume you are earning ...
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US citizen: should my Filipina wife give birth abroad (in the Philippines) or in the US?

I don't know about the Philippines; I can only speak about the health insurance situation in the US. When she enters the US with her immigrant visa, she immediately becomes a US permanent resident. ...
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What will be the fee for public insurance when unemployed?

If you do not have any income during this time, you will be treated as if you had an income of € 1015 monthly (as of 2018). On this amount, you pay around 15% for health insurance and typically 2,8% ...
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Can I start the Krankenkasse application process before moving to Germany?

Yes, this is possible. At first, I tried to apply online through the website of the Krankenkasse, and concluded it wasn't possible, as the online application form did not allow for a foreign address, ...
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Psychiatric help for a suicidal Ph.D. student in Germany

As I suggested in the comment, in such case I would seek for a help/treatment immediately. I assume that nobody will ask you for instant payment. In case of Mawista travel insurance (not a real health ...
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How to be sure a medical appointment will be fully covered by a health insurance in the United States?

Based on my experience with Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association health care companies you cannot be sure that a medical appointment will be fully covered by a health insurance in the United ...
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Health insurance for US trips when working abroad

You are presumably confused by the fact that you are a US citizen and do not think of this visit as a regular vacation but since you are an Italian resident, you would typically be eligible for a ...
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Returning to my US address, do I get a special enrollment period to sign up for health insurance?

When you apply for healthcare on the New York State of Health website outside of Open Enrollment, it asks if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. I selected the option that I had recently ...
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