If your parents who are green card holders are planning to stay in the US for a short period and return to their home country, you may consider the following plans here.
If they plan on living in the USA permanently, please check the following:
1. Check with the federal health deptartment: As a green card holder and permanent resident of US, a green card holder may be required to buy qualified health insurance that meets certain guidelines. Depending on several factors, they may or may not qualify for ObamaCare. For information on Affordable Care Act eligibility, go to healthcare.gov.
2. Check with your state: Depending on which state you live in, they may qualify for state health insurance programs based on income and other criteria. Check with your state health Medicaid/MediCal department to check if they qualify or can get any assistance.
3. If your parents do not qualify for any of the government-supported health care or cannot get private health insurance in the US, they can get short-term temporary health insurance that provides protection as per the policy's specific terms. These plans are not required to meet ACA/Obama Care requirements and can be purchased by the Green Card holders. To learn more and get quotes online go to our Insurance for Immigrants page.
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