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NY resident from Honduras

originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If you notice an error or are in doubt, please send a new question by email or ask for an update. Email

Q: Looking for policy for my wife. She could be covered by my health plan, but it would triple the rates. So basic coverage needed. We live in NY. She is from Honduras. A US perm Resident. Age 30. Been here since 7-03. Only need coverage for her. International medical insurance? Other ideas?

A: The "Inbound Immigrant" coverage seems perfect for your situation. Best of all, this insurance is exempt from the laws that make other health insurance so expensive and difficult to find for many New York residents. If she came into the U.S. less than two years ago, this health insurance is a great value. Details of this and other insurance choices are listed at .


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