Can I drop his medical insurance?

Yes you can drop him from your insurance if you have been living separately and made no agreements to maintain it for him. Ultimately, he is responsible for his own insurance.

My company would not allow me to drop my Ex until I had a separation agreement. That may have been my companies policy and not a law. NC is not our HQ.

When I did drop her, her attorney complained said that I could be held responsible if she had a major illness. She would have had to sue me of course. Something about “law of necessities” or some term like that.

If you owe him a duty of support then it could be an issue if you remove him from your medical insurance. If you do not owe him a duty of support then it should not be a problem.

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My husband and I are living seperatly and we do not have a seperation aggrement yet. When we were together he told me he wanted me to drop him from my medical insurance. I wasn’t able to do so untill open enrolement. Open enrolement is here and I want to know if I will be held liabile for anything if I drop him from my medical plan.