Medicare does not cover Americans overseas so I contacted the new government site for the Oct. 1 launch of federal health care. This is what I got from the Live Chat on the federal site? And I do believe in national health care options….With an answer like this, I’ll still buy Travelguard for myself and recommend it to you when you travel!
[09:17:04 am]: Thanks for contacting Health Insurance Marketplace Live Chat. Please wait while we connect you to someone who can help.
[09:17:08 am]: Please be patient while we’re helping other people.
[09:17:41 am]: Please be patient while we’re helping other people.
[09:17:46 am]: Welcome! You’re now connected to Health Insurance Marketplace Live Chat.
Thanks for contacting us. My name is Kayla. To protect your privacy, please don’t provide any personal information, like Social Security Number, or any other sensitive medical or personal information.
[09:18:07 am]: Kayla
Welcome to the Health Insurance Marketplace web chat, my name is Marty, in order for me to be able to give you the best possible information that applies to you; may I have your question with the state you reside in please?
[09:18:20 am]: phyllis
Do any of these plans cover me when out of the country on leisure or business? NY state
[09:19:01 am]: Kayla
Thank you for your question today. It will take me just a moment to review and respond to your question.
[09:19:34 am]: Kayla
The State of New York operates its own Marketplace, known as New York State of Health. If you are a resident of New York, you will use New York State of Health to shop online, by phone, or in person to find the right health coverage options for you. You can use the New York State of Health website to find out more about the Marketplace and how you can get ready to enroll. To learn more, please visit NYStateofHealth.ny.gov or call 855 355 5777. You can call them Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. As early as October 1, 2013, you will be able to apply for coverage, compare plans, and enroll in a health insurance plan through New York State of Health.
[09:19:59 am]: phyllis
That is not the answer to my question. I asked you if any of these plans cover me overseas?
[09:21:37 am]: Kayla
It would be best if you contact your state they are state operated and they may have different rules the the federal Marketplace adheres to.
[09:22:08 am]: phyllis
But this is the help line for the new health insurance plans? What is the email or live chat for NY State
[09:23:14 am]: phyllis
[09:24:42 am]: Kayla
To learn more, please visit NYStateofHealth.ny.gov or call 855-355-5777. You can call them Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
I guess I scared off the first Marty and got switched to Kayla who then referred me to NY State? Travelguard, please remain my friend.