I’m working remotely in Boston for two months, and had a weird moment with Kaiser Permanente today. It turns out that I’m outside of Kaiser’s “zone” — it sounded like they have no coverage in Massachusetts at all — and so therefore I won’t be covered for anything other than emergency or urgent care (and only partially, at that). In other words, I basically don’t have full health insurance while working remotely.
Also, working in a different state for 2 months isn’t considered a “life event” either, so I’m pretty sure my work won’t let me change insurance provider. I think this situation might be some sort of insurance loophole that needs addressing.