How Long Will My Health Insurance Application Take to Process?
This is another one of the many things that will likely vary considerably
depending on which kind of health plan and which insurance carrier you decide
to go with. That said, typically you’ll hear back from either your insurer
or your insurance agent in between two and three weeks. The process has been
known to take longer if a prospective carrier requests additional personal
information or medical records.
The best way to ensure that you’ll hear back from your prospective carriers
as soon as possible is to be very careful and detail oriented when you fill
out your plan application, medical history and personal information forms;
this will lend the process a much needed jumpstart.
Note: To make sure that you’ll be protected in the interim, you may
want to look into a 30 day short-term health policy.