Soon, I will be moving from the Netherlands to the US on an H1B visa. My new employer in the US provides health insurance as soon as my contract starts. However, I will arrive one week before the start of my contract. Can I get temporary health insurance in the meantime?
By law, as soon as I deregister as a resident of the Netherlands, my Dutch health insurance immediately expires. There will thus be a period where I have no regular insurance in either country.
I have looked into travel insurance, but it seems (I could be wrong) that travel insurance only covers the cost of emergencies, and further relies on your regular insurance (which I don't have).
I have also considered taking private insurance. However, these plans span at least one month, and I am not sure if it would be problematic to have overlapping insurance plans.