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Hi I’m getting married later this year but wondered how the health insurance works out.

I’ve been using 3rd party insurance. I’m not on the National Health or the Shakai Hoken health plans. My fiance is Japanese. What happens to her coverage?

If I choose to enroll, I’ll have to pay the backdated payments but will that mean that she will be covered under my plan and won’t have to pay for her coverage anymore OR will she still have to pay for her own health plan separately. (I think she’s on Shakai hoken)

If we have kids later on, they would come under my health plan right? SO, does it mean that I should bite the bullet enroll with National Health for the good of my family’s healthcare coverage?

Thanks for any advice!

J