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Can anyone help me with this situation?
Currently, my husband and I both have working ARCs (we are English teachers).
We will have a baby in Taiwan the beginning of October. After the baby is born, I will stay home to take care of her. Therefore, I will stop working July 1st when my teaching contract for this year is completed.
At that time, I will apply for a spousal ARC. The problem is, the Health Insurance Office told me that I will not have National Health Insurance for four months during the switch. That means I won't have health insurance when I have the baby.
Is there some way around this?
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Talk to more people at the health insurance office to see if they can give more ideas.
Congrats on your pregnancy.
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That's right, it does take four months for your health insurance to kick in after switching ARCs. Is there anyway you can switch now? Surely, your school would understand?
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