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daveb722
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Here is a copy of medical information from the March newsletter from Kim Lucas. Anyone aware of this?

ISLAND NEWS

Health Insurance in USVI

In the past, it has not been possible to get individual private health insurance here in St Croix. This is a very uncomfortable situation for those of us who live here full time and are self employed. I’m happy to report that now, insurance is available here through Cigna Global. To learn more about the plans and pricing, you can contact Barry McCormick at the address below:

Barry McCormick
Barry.mccormick @cigna.com
Team Senior, Cigna Global Health Options
Individual Private Medical Insurance
The Grosvenor Building, 72 Gordon Street
Glasgow, Scotland
G13RS
Phone: 0044 1475 492119 or Toll Free from USA: 877 539 6295
Fax: 0044 1475 492315

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OldTart
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Yes, I know there were issues with it before and they weren't licensed, but I would be surprised if Kim would put that out there if it didn't have some validity. I was just hoping maybe someone knew about or currently has this insurance that could enlighten us, as this is a sticking point in our move down there.

Plenty of people give out misinformation based on poor or non existent research. Likewise, how many people do you think are employed with Cigna in Scotland who have any clue as to the status of the US Virgin Islands? They probably lump the Virgin Islands all together on a cursory glance and likely DO insure US citizens living in the British Virgin Islands.

Since this is something vitally important where your decision to move here or not is concerned, then follow up on the information you've given.

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vicanuck
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Yes vicanuck, I'm sure you do but you are not a US citizen, you are Canadian citizen.

Indeed...but my wife is an American!

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OldTart
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Yes vicanuck, I'm sure you do but you are not a US citizen, you are Canadian citizen.

Indeed...but my wife is an American!

You qualify for the policy because you are not a US Citizen and it's irrelevant that your wife is a US Citizen - she's covered under your policy as your spouse regardless of her citizenship. It's not complicated.

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daveb722
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Guess I can move down then, cause my wife is Canadian and I would be covered on the policy according to OT. Vicanuck, we should get together when I come down in a few weeks. You and my wife can discuss Justin Tredeau. 😉

BTW OT, did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed today. I was only asking for validity of it due to the fact they were not licensed before to provide it and now someone who is well known on the Island is putting it out again that it is available. So being the fact that I don't live there, read the news from there occasionally and figure that those in the know are on this board, that I would bring up what I saw and find out the facts, but I will work on my Scottish accent, give them a calling. Or if I took your post out of context, sorry and have a great day.

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OldTart
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Guess I can move down then, cause my wife is Canadian and I would be covered on the policy ...

Yes, that would be the case so you've settled that worry!

BTW OT, did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed today.

No, greet every new day with enjoyment but am used to being criticized and deemed both cranky and condescending (a popular adjective :-X) by some forumites who don't know me from a hole in the wall but assume such from my writing style and lack of emoticon use. :D:D:D

Good luck with your plans.

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