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Old Jun 4th 2013, 12:35 am
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Default Possible ping-pong... with pregnant wife!

So, we've been back in the UK for a year and so far so good. However, my previous employer back in the US has come to me with an offer that's almost too good to refuse - my old salary + 50%, and covering the cost of moving us back! That's a pretty good deal, and we'll end up with way more money than I'm earning here in the UK. Plus, being back in the UK is good, but not quite living up to expectations. So I'm very receptive to the idea.

However... my wife is 5 months pregnant with our second child.

I'll get insurance through work if and when we get over, but will her pregnancy be covered? I know about HIPAA, and that the NHS counts as previous creditable coverage for insurance purposes, but does this still apply in our situation?
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Old Jun 4th 2013, 12:43 am
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Default Re: Possible ping-pong... with pregnant wife!

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I'll get insurance through work if and when we get over, but will her pregnancy be covered? I know about HIPAA, and that the NHS counts as previous creditable coverage for insurance purposes, but does this still apply in our situation?
Yes, via the works group policy, if they offer it for new hires on day one for employee and family, but if they don't then you run into problems, so ask them.

Good luck and congrats btw!
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Default Re: Possible ping-pong... with pregnant wife!

Originally Posted by Rusty Chainsaw View Post
So, we've been back in the UK for a year and so far so good. However, my previous employer back in the US has come to me with an offer that's almost too good to refuse - my old salary + 50%, and covering the cost of moving us back! That's a pretty good deal, and we'll end up with way more money than I'm earning here in the UK. Plus, being back in the UK is good, but not quite living up to expectations. So I'm very receptive to the idea.

However... my wife is 5 months pregnant with our second child.

I'll get insurance through work if and when we get over, but will her pregnancy be covered? I know about HIPAA, and that the NHS counts as previous creditable coverage for insurance purposes, but does this still apply in our situation?

Will you be able to make the move back before she's too close to delivery to fly? Just a thought to keep in mind for your negotiations with your employer, etc.
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Will you be able to make the move back before she's too close to delivery to fly? Just a thought to keep in mind for your negotiations with your employer, etc.
Yep, she's good to fly until mid-August - if this is going to happen, it'll happen before the end of July, which, usefully, is when our tenancy ends on the house we're renting in the UK. So we might even get our deposit back.
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Default Re: Possible ping-pong... with pregnant wife!

Originally Posted by Rusty Chainsaw View Post
Yep, she's good to fly until mid-August - if this is going to happen, it'll happen before the end of July, which, usefully, is when our tenancy ends on the house we're renting in the UK. So we might even get our deposit back.
Excellent, you can spend the deposit on baby stuff and you won't notice the sleep deprivation as much since you will be jet lagged anyway. Win win.
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Wife is American?

How will it happen so quickly?
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Wife is American?

How will it happen so quickly?
I wondered the same but the wife being American doesn't help. Do you have green cards? It likely can't be a L1 transfer since you would have to have worked for the company overseas for one of the past three years. No more H1-B visas available and if they were, you couldn't start until October.
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I'm a dual UK/US citizen, I've already got the blue passport so no issues with going over to work - we can just go.
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I'm a dual UK/US citizen, I've already got the blue passport so no issues with going over to work - we can just go.
What is her status for the US?
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What is her status for the US?
She's American. So no issues there.
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She's American. So no issues there.
OK, that clears everything up.
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