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Here is a list based on our experiences, and what I was able to research: Identification Apply for (and order copies of) birth certificate Apply for social security card Apply for passport (if desired) Legal Update your will: Name a guardian for your child Designate what your child should inherit, and how that money should be ...


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My daughter has cerebral palsy, and I have some chronic conditions that aren't a big deal alone, but the costs add up significantly when combined. A lot depends on where you work. If you work for a company that provides family insurance, your child is automatically enrolled, pre-existing condition or not. That's generally not the case with plans that ...


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Basically, enroll them slightly before their services are needed. You're right: There's no reason for her to have dental/vision coverage now when there's no way for it to be used. However, some plans have "vesting" times, where the individual must be covered for a particular length of time before being eligible for coverage by some portions of the plan. ...


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It depends. Normally, you wouldn't need to take a young child to the dentist until they are at least 3 or 4, unless there are higher than normal risk factors for dental health. However, my son managed to chip a tooth at 13 mo. so we had to take him into a dentist to get his tooth filed, and had to pay for it out of pocket because we didn't have coverage for ...


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I asked my dentist, he said bring them in at 4 for a ride in the dentist chair and a quick fake checkup - it makes it fun. Then follow his/her advice for the next appointment.


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Firstly, I would talk to a professional health insurance advisor concerning your health insurance (I believe your work is supposed to provide access to one as part of your health insurance). Bring every document you currently have, and make sure you understand exactly what your liability is, and what's on offer. Secondly, talk to your local government and ...


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Life Insurance. You have someone (your child) now who is completely and solely dependent upon you to take care of them. If something unfortunate were to happen and you were no longer there to provide for them, that would be tragic. Life insurance, like any other insurance, is a necessary evil for parents of young children. Tern life insurance is typically ...


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Our child had vision problems detected at his 3½ year checkup, and it turns out his eyesight is terrible (we had no idea). Online eyeglass stores were a boon for this, as small children absolutely destroy - willfully and otherwise - spectacles, and $50/pair is much less painful that $350/pair. His prescription has changed once in the 18 months since first ...


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This question can quickly lead to a rant about how shoddy our US health care system is. Why our society deems dental separate from the rest of our body's well-being is beyond me. But I'll save that rant for another day. ;) As a parent, my advice would be to get them into a dental plan ASAP. For the first several years, you won't need the high-end plan...but ...



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