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Establishing Domicile, With A Twist!
« on: March 24, 2015, 09:42:55 PM »
So my husband and I are about to embark on fulltime RVing for the next year or so, and we are so excited! We currently live in Florida, so we have already established domicile here for the past year (IDs, insurance, both RV and toad registration, voter registration, etc) so i'm not worried about ESTABLISHING domicile, per se. I am looking into using St. Brendan's Isle as our mail forwarding service since I've heard such great things, and they are in Florida so it will keep the issue of state of domicile easier.

However, I have two major concerns - when my husband and I change our address through the DMV and on our health insurance, will they "recognize" the St Brendan's Isle address as valid, or will they see it as a "mailbox" (ie not valid residential location) and deny us? I'm more worried about the health insurance (I have Humana) since I have medical issues requiring medication, and cannot have a lapse in insurance coverage.

Has anyone had any experience with St Brendan's Isle regarding this? Using the address for license registrations and insurance and having it be accepted?
Kristina & Baz, with Gato the fat white cat and Scotch the Wonder Dog in tow
Fulltiming since April 2015
The rig: 2004 Winnebago Sightseer 30B
The toad: 2006 Mini Cooper S


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Re: Establishing Domicile, With A Twist!
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 09:51:17 PM »
I would have more trust in what St Brendan's Isle said than an RV forum. Why can't you ask them??
Jim And Darlene Wright
Full-timing with
Ryder, half poodle-- half garbage disposal
All in a
2007 Montana Mountaineer
2002 F250 Super duty 7.3 liter


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Re: Establishing Domicile, With A Twist!
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 11:00:20 PM »
Better yet, ask Humana which goes by Medicare rules regardless of whether you're drawing on Medicare or not.  "Rules is rules!"  I called Kaiser when we were planning to move and they were very helpful.

:D :D

John From Detroit

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Re: Establishing Domicile, With A Twist!
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 05:45:43 AM »
As I understand Florida is one of only 4 states that does not car if it is a mail box or a house.

The other 3 are Nevada, Texas, and South Dakota.

Thus either way it should not be a problem.
Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business
My Home is where I park it.


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Re: Establishing Domicile, With A Twist!
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2015, 12:53:26 PM »
From my experience most services (dmv, utilities, banks etc) have an option for listing Residence and Mailing address as separate. My employer does this as well. Check with your DMV and Health service to see if they have a separate mailing address option. Looking at the Florida change address form I see they list Mailing address and Residence address separatly.

Ray and Maria
Lincoln CA
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Re: Establishing Domicile, With A Twist!
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2016, 10:56:02 AM »
I have not had to deal with that issue since being at Good Sam Mail Service. Many mail forwards physical address is very recognizable as a mail forward or P.O. Box.

I recommend Good Sam Mail Service https://www.goodsammailservice.com/ in Florida. They’ve been in business for many years serving the cruising, RVing and traveler communities, and we’ve heard nothing but glowing recommendations. They were easy to work with, sign-up was handled all online, and they provided all of the forms and instructions. They quickly answered our questions, including verifying that you could use our new address for our businesses without needing any additional occupancy license. Very impressed with their high tech scanning solution that actually lets you see the outside of incoming mail as soon as it arrives, and for a small extra fee they will even open your mail and scan the contents on request!