I’m not sure if I should be posting this in the parenting forum or here.
I’ve read in the forums about how two foreigners who have a baby here in Taiwan do not get insurance for the first 4 months of the baby’s life (which is horrible considering we pay taxes like everyone else… but anyway). A friend recently was in this situation and found out that for the first month the baby is actually covered on her card but I’m not sure how well covered… at least the general stuff like shots and doctors visits… but the next 3 - 4 months her baby won’t have coverage.
I’m in a different boat. I’m a westerner married to a Taiwanese man who isn’t working at the moment because he’s just finished up school and will be starting up military in the summer. So at this point he’s covered by his father. So far when we’ve gone to doctor’s appointments for the baby they’ve used my card but I’m wondering what is going to happen after the first month.
Do Taiwanese babies get their own NH1 card or do they always use their parents??? Will she be able to use her father’s NH1 card after the first month??? I’m not really sure if anyone will have an answer to this and where to find the information. Her grandfather (taiwanese) seems to think she can just use her father or grandmother’s card.