Friday, November 30, 2007

VERY Long Distance

As previously noted, we do get quite a bit of email from various folks ("regular" readers, home office critters, and sometimes even trolls), but the other day I received a phone call from a distant land, one which poses some interesting challenges. I post it here in the hopes that one or more of our readers will have some solutions to share.
A couple of days ago, I received a call from Sweden. The caller was a 37 year old young lady pregnant with her first child. She and her husband plan to move to Florida in the next few weeks, and has been unsuccessful in her quest to find health insurance.
Small wonder.
She kept hitting brick walls until she googled "special risk insurance," and found us.
Very cool.
But also very challenging.
Here are the facts:
Sandra is a 37 year old female, 4+ months pregnant. Dual citizenship (US & Sweden), but her husband is a Swedish national. She works for a Swedish company, and will basically be a manufacturer's rep once she gets here. She could potentially qualify for a one-life group, if she ends up in a state where that's relevant. This past summer, she and hubby bought a home in Florida, but she could also land in either North Carolina or Tennessee.
Hey, if it was easy, anyone could do it!
She may also qualify for Medicaid (based on the pregnancy), but that seems a bit murky. I also directed her to the Coverage for All site (in the sidebar) in the hopes that there might be something relevant there.
But what I'm really counting on is the goodwill and immense knowledge-base of our readership.
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