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Rebecca Nelson

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My husband has gotten a job at a church in Antwerp, where he is supposed to start in January 2017. However, just a couple of weeks ago, my son was diagnosed with lymphoma and needs to receive chemotherapy treatments for the next two years. How long does it take to register with the proper authorities and start receiving the Belgian healthcare? We are coming from the U.S. It looks like mutuelles don't start covering you for 6 months. Are there any options for us to start receiving coverage from a mutuelle sooner? Even 25% of my son's healthcare bills would be more than we could afford. I tried looking up the mutuelle that you listed in one of your previous answers and the webpage was all in Dutch--is there an English website I could access? I have also looked up the coverage from Bupa Global as reccommended by this website, and it says that preexisting conditions aren't covered.

Thank-you for your help,

Rebecca Nelson

by Rebecca Nelson on 26 Nov 2016
Dany Coppens

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Dear Mrs. Nelson,
If your husband works for a Belgian employer and the rest of the family is living officially in Belgium coverage by legal health insurance (medical care) starts immediately; so no 6 months waiting period.
Partena Health Insurance has an English website.
Wish you all the best with the treatment of your son!
Kind regards,
Dany Coppens

by Dany Coppens on 07 Dec 2016

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