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Old 19th June 2019, 10:25 AM
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Hello everyone
I have been trying to organise health insurance to register for residencia, but the insurance company wants me to enter into a contract for 18 months.
They say, for residencia purposes, I need to have 1 year's cover, and since they only provide cover from January to December, then from July, I need to take out 18 months (July 2019 to Dec 2020), all paid in advance.
I think I am being conned. The cover looks fine, it's the term I'm worried about.
Anyone else been in this position before?

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This isn't normal. Try some different companies!

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We used Adeslas and got a 12 month term

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We used Adeslas and got a 12 month term
Do you need to have 12 months insurance in place? I thought 6 months with the option to renew would be enough.

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Most Spanish health insurance companies do have minimum contract terms of 12 months, though. Mine certainly does, and you have to give notice in writing if you do not want to renew at the end of the year. When we originally took our health insurance out a minimum of 2 months' notice was required, but I believe this has now been changed by law to 1 month.
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Do you need to have 12 months insurance in place? I thought 6 months with the option to renew would be enough.
We needed to show 12 months.

The rules on what needs to be provided for residencia can differ from region to region. Best to check out exactly what is required in yours.

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