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  • Location Cardiff
  • Nationality UK
  • Hometown Wells, Somerset
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  • Interests Language teaching and learning, linguistics, skiing, horse riding, music, writing, reading, travelling
  1. John Gunn & Partner - Independent insurance broker for expats

    Today I received confirmation from TK that I am enrolled with them!  This is all thanks to the help of John G who clearly explained the situation and what I would need to do, collected all my documents from me, chatted with me via what's app while I was in the UK, and then submitted everything to TK for me.  I hadn't dared be too hopeful because of everything others have posted on here about trying to get into public health insurance over 55.  It was impossible for me when I first tried to move to Germany in 2017, because I am a UK citizen who had been living in the USA, and therefore (being over 55) I wasn't eligible.  So then I moved back to the UK from December 2017 to March 2019.  I had to prove I had been living in the UK and registered with the NHS for one year, which I did by way of a GP registration letter, and a combination of various council tax bills, other utility bills, work contract, rental contract, etc. etc. John collected all these from me and sent them to TK along with my application.  TK were a bit hopeless with their initial communications, but John continued to follow up for me, calling them, pushing them, asking to speak to a supervisor on two occasions, and the end result of all of this is that four weeks after arriving in Germany, I am now enrolled in TK.  I also bought personal liability insurance through John which was very reasonable and helps me sleep better at night.  My insurance needs are now all taken care of here in Germany, thanks so much John, for taking my case on, and, more importantly, for succeeding!  
  2. Looking for Versicherungsberater

    I am a UK citizen who will be moving to Munich in mid-March 2019 (i.e. just before Brexit). I do not know yet whether I will be employed in a contract job or self-employed.  In either case, it's my understanding from various Toytown threads that in order to get into public health insurance, because I am over 55, I need to prove I have been living in the UK for 12 months and 1 day.  By next March I will have been living in the UK for 15 months, so the only question is, what proof I need to provide of this.  I would like to hire a versicherungsberater to help me through the process.  I will be visiting Munich next month, on Dec 20th and 21st, and would like to meet this person to discuss my situation, especially to find out what documents I need to bring with me when I arrive in March.  Is there a versicherungsberater in Munich, please, who would be willing to take my case on, and could meet me on December 20 or 21?     Additional information:  I had been living in the USA prior to December 2017, when I moved back to the UK.  By March of 2019 I will have been here in the UK for 15 months, safely over the required time of 12 months and 1 day.  However, the proofs I have do not all go back that far.  I registered with a GP in the UK as soon as I arrived, in December 2017, and have a letter stating that.  I also have bank statements from December 2017.  However, my other proofs of residency (rental contract, utility bills, employment contract, national insurance contributions) did not start until March, because I did not find a flat and a job immediately upon arriving in the UK.  (I stayed with family members during the first couple of months).  It seems to me that it's risky to assume that the date on the GP letter should be the start point for the 12 months and 1 day.  I have a rental contract for a flat and utility bills dated from March 5, 2018, so I'm working on the assumption that, to be safe, I shouldn't try to move to Germany until mid-March.  But I don't know if there are other bureaucratic obstacles that I have no way to predict, which is why I need professional assistance.     Please could you contact me if you are a versicherungsberater in Munich who would be willing to work with me, and could meet me on the 20th or 21st of December.     Thank you very much.