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Can I buy health insurance for grandson?

(6 Posts)
Flaxseed Sun 14-Apr-19 22:08:32

Just that really!

I work in healthcare - and despair.
I don’t want my grandson having to wait for, or being refused treatment - should he ever need it.

Tonight I tried to sign up online to get cover for him (he’s 20 months) before he has any ‘pre existing’ conditions but don’t seem to be able to.

Any ideas please?!

Eglantine21 Sun 14-Apr-19 22:47:17

Are you his guardian? If not, have you discussed this with his parents?

A minor is usually covered by his parents insurance.

Flaxseed Mon 15-Apr-19 06:52:35

My daughter and son in law don’t have health insurance and can’t afford it. I don’t have it either.

Obviously I have discussed this with her and she is more than happy.

Urmstongran Mon 15-Apr-19 07:36:07

Sorry I’ve no idea but didn’t want to just read and retreat. Could you ask Google?

wildswan16 Mon 15-Apr-19 08:01:25

I have no idea. Would you be able to pay the increased premiums should more grandchildren come along?

Flaxseed Mon 15-Apr-19 12:58:32

I like to think I could wildswan as I hope to downsize my house in the near future

Everytime I try to sign up online it won’t allow me to to put in any date of birth after about 2002!

Thanks for your replies anyway