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Health insurance application by mail

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posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date.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: I need to get health insurance for my daughter. The problem is that she has the computer and I have the credit card so we could not do the enrollment online. Is there something that I can get by mail?

A: Yes; have your daughter go to www.FreedomBenefits, click "Fast Quote" and then select the state of residence. Compare a few of the plans listed (the Secure STM" seems best for your situation) and then have her fill out the online application. When it gets to the end of the application, instead of entering online payment application, select "pay by mailed check" and print out the application. She will also receive a confirmation e-mail that contains links to details about the coverage so you may also want her to print this out. This will give you a complete printed information about the specific coverage available in her state of residence and will also give your the opportunity to start the coverage even before the date that you mail the check. Send in a copy of the application along with the check to the address listed on the printed application form.


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