(Closed) advice wanted…thinking about a quick ceremony to add me to his insurance

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
Hostess
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

How long have you two been together?  If you have been together for a while and have talked about marriage before, it is definetly the practical thing to do.  If you decide to do it, make sure that you don’t tell everyone that you were married before and then have a big wedding because they might feel cheated.

Post # 4
Member
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Sure it could be a good idea, but do you love him?  You never mentioned that you two love one another, and there is a difference between loving someone and going into something “thinking” that you love them. This seems like a business transaction =/

Post # 6
Member
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you are sure you love this man and are committed to him then do it. You can get married for real later with the ring and the wedding and everything else. I would have a long talk about it first of course. And make sure to tell him you want the proposal and all that other stuff.

Post # 8
Member
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Ok, I was just checking :).  This just reminded me of a conversation I had in HS with a guy friend about getting married so that our tuition would be lowered!

Post # 12
Hostess
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s an adorable little church!  Is there any way you can get it together pretty quickly with your families?

Post # 13
Member
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We did this and didn’t tell anyone but our employers, since my shit-ass employer didn’t offer health insurance and it was cheaper for me to get insured that way. We consider it our “cheaper car insurance” anniversary 🙂

Post # 15
Member
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Are you low income? Which state do you live in?

My parents didn’t support me at all through college. I made around $15,000/year working part-time jobs. One day I was having lunch with a friend and chipped my tooth off. There was no way that I could have afforded the dental bill to repair it, so I applied for and received medi-cal. I’m in California, but I’m sure that other states have similar programs. Medi-cal can be retroactive (and I’m assuming similar programs,) but you need to jump on it as soon as possible. In California, I believe that they cover you for the entire month you applied. So, if you were to apply today, it might cover any medical expenses incurred within the entire month of March.

Otherwise, I’m not sure if you’ve changed jobs lately, but if so and if you used to have insurance, you might be eligible for COBRA. 

Depending on your situation, you might be able to reduce that $10,000 expense. It’s worth looking into!

And oh, as far as getting married now, I don’t see any problem with it. It won’t feel quite the same if you do have a wedding later, but other than that I wouldn’t see a problem with it.

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