My wife and I (both foreigners) are having our first baby in Taiwan. We are students and so from the inception date of our ARC we have to wait 4 months for our NHI. We both qualified for NHI long ago BUT, when baby arrives that 4 months for him will start from new. ie. from the date he enters the world, and for four months of his little life he will have no insurance (his NHI will start automatically from 4 months old).
How did others deal with this? Do you have any advice or personal experiences that may be relevant?
Insurance companies all look at me like I'm a crazy when I explain that Mother's NHI does not cover it (it definitely does not), but I'm sure I can't be the first foreigner with this problem.
One further issue is that insurance companies cannot insure him without an ID number, so on Day 1 I have to go down to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and register him with a passport number of 0000000000 just so I can get the papers taken care of.
Has anyone out there been through all these hoops?