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Thread: Health Insurance for Spouse - ITIN Required to get spouse insurance?

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    Default Health Insurance for Spouse - ITIN Required to get spouse insurance?

    Hello Friends!

    My wife came to US recently and when i am trying to include her with my Health Insurance plan (Kaiser), the insurance company asked SSN or ITIN. I called several other insurance companies and got the same reply.

    Do we need to get ITIN before apply for Health Insurance?

    To apply for ITIN, can i send the application to the IRS now?

    If anybody having experience in obtaining ITIN for spouse means, please help me to solve my problem.

    Thanks and Regards,
    micjohnson

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    If she does not already have ITIN, you won't be able to get it until you file next year's tax returns, which will be January 2006 at the earliest.

    We have several insurance plans for people in this situation that don't have ITIN number and several companies won't provide insurance.

    Please call us at 1-866-INSU-BUY and we would guide and help you choose the right insurance plan.
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    hi friends,..
    The ITIN can be used for anything that a SSN is required for except employment, which is the real purpose for an SSN. (An employer can't pay your Social Security payroll taxes if you don't have a SS account to pay them into.)

    To avoid any confusion with the uninformed, you don't have to tell people the number you're providing is an ITIN rather than a SSN. They won't be able to tell the difference and their use of the number is for internal purposes only, no connection with the SSA.

    The only place I can think of where you would have to switch to using your SSN once it's obtained is on your income tax returns.
    i hope this info will helps you guys,...

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