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Old 12-02-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Health Insurance and Marriage

It seems I am going to marry in order to extend health insurance benefits to friend/caretaker.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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Hello Khan,

Are you just sharing information, looking for an opinion, hoping to discuss? I'm not sure we know how to respond to your posting.
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Input on pre-nup, will, letter of instruction? Someone with experience in such?
Any info on forming corporation/business as alternative to marriage?
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Input on pre-nup, will, letter of instruction? Someone with experience in such?
Any info on forming corporation/business as alternative to marriage?
Only experience was a friend helped an English guy gain admittance to the US. She had told wife the types of questions they asked. Very personal information that only marriage could account for.

Not sure they did anything to protect assets, they were young, probably had nothing.

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Khan..I wish I could answer your questions, but I can not.

I know you are considering moving to Florida as you seem to like the area and you have someone there you care about. Instead of cohabitating...perhaps you could consider an assisted living facility near your friend. If there aren't any or are too expensive, perhaps you could rent a small apartment.

You could have a maid come in two or three times a week to clean and perhaps cook some meals for you to freeze.
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Khan..I wish I could answer your questions, but I can not.

I know you are considering moving to Florida as you seem to like the area and you have someone there you care about. Instead of cohabitating...perhaps you could consider an assisted living facility near your friend. If there aren't any or are too expensive, perhaps you could rent a small apartment.

You could have a maid come in two or three times a week to clean and perhaps cook some meals for you to freeze.
I live in a 55+ apartment community west of Tampa that is part of a complex with elder living (you specify the level of service), assisted living, nursing care, memory care and rehab care. The spouse of one of the residents of our building was living in the nursing home a 5 minute walk away. It worked out great until she passed.

In our apartment community, people can pay to get their laundry done ($10 min/$1 lb), get housekeeping ($50 for 90 min, I think), and get dinner delivered every day from the kitchen that cooks for the expensive side! It's $11 per day, but cheaper if you sign up for the month. My 92 year old neighbor is still living independently in her own apartment because of these services.
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I live in a 55+ apartment community west of Tampa that is part of a complex with elder living (you specify the level of service), assisted living, nursing care, memory care and rehab care. The spouse of one of the residents of our building was living in the nursing home a 5 minute walk away. It worked out great until she passed.

In our apartment community, people can pay to get their laundry done ($10 min/$1 lb), get housekeeping ($50 for 90 min, I think), and get dinner delivered every day from the kitchen that cooks for the expensive side! It's $11 per day, but cheaper if you sign up for the month. My 92 year old neighbor is still living independently in her own apartment because of these services.
Wow...that sounds great! Perhaps I should move to Florida...
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Wow...that sounds great! Perhaps I should move to Florida...

Even with REWahoo's advisory, you may be better off stayiing put.

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Most of that stuff is in Florida as weil, and in addition, we have sinkholes everywhere and a ginormous rodent population in Orlando.

Worst of all, we have snowbirds
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Most of that stuff is in Florida as well, and in addition, we have sinkholes everywhere and a ginormous rodent population in Orlando.
Is that how the locals refer to the tourists?
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Is that how the locals refer to the tourists?
Only if they don't spend enough money to keep our economy booming!
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I live in a 55+ apartment community west of Tampa that is part of a complex with elder living (you specify the level of service), assisted living, nursing care, memory care and rehab care. The spouse of one of the residents of our building was living in the nursing home a 5 minute walk away. It worked out great until she passed.

In our apartment community, people can pay to get their laundry done ($10 min/$1 lb), get housekeeping ($50 for 90 min, I think), and get dinner delivered every day from the kitchen that cooks for the expensive side! It's $11 per day, but cheaper if you sign up for the month. My 92 year old neighbor is still living independently in her own apartment because of these services.
Yes, I second the sentiment that this sounds very good to me, too. Lots of these graduated-care communities around all over and I would definitely consider for myself if the need arose.

Very near me is a well-respected non-medical senior helper-type agency. I could see hiring them on a regular per diem basis for transportation to doctor's and housekeeping stuff if I would have a future need. My son could pay my bills online and keep an eye on my finances. He could also set up a nanny cam in the house to make sure no one is slapping me around.
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Most of that stuff is in Florida as weil, and in addition, we have sinkholes everywhere and a ginormous rodent population in Orlando.

Worst of all, we have snowbirds
Hmmm...on second thought, you may be right. Perhaps I need a maid...and a pool boy.
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Only if they don't spend enough money to keep our economy booming!
The "sinkholes"...
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It seems I am going to marry in order to extend health insurance benefits to friend/caretaker.
Khan, that is my ace in the hole plan also.. My GF has a gold plated plan with subsidized spouse benefit. Less than $200 a month with a couple hundred deductible max. I currently have a HD plan as I have no medical needs. But if Obamacare keeps rising, I will run to the alter. I have already bought her a very nice diamond ring than can easily be switched over to the other finger with no additional cost. Oh and yes like you, it's already been discussed with the partner.
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Khan ,
According to the federal government you can not add spouses after retirement .
<LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in">the non-employee spouse has been covered as a family member in any FEHB plan for the 5 years of the federal employee’s service immediately before the date the annuity starts, or for the full period of service since the spouse’s first opportunity to enroll (if less than 5 years).See http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/reference-materials/reference/annuitants-and-compensationers/.the rules for federal government insurance for
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