Health coverage


#1

Dear Pookie:

Greetings. Is your spouse a dependent spouse? If so, you may even have to maintain coverage for her after the date of divorce, depending on the agreement you make. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

WIll I have to get coverage outside of my employers coverage if they will not cover her after the divorce? She previously covered herself and our children through her employer, but quit working when we separated.


#3

Dear Pookie:

Greetings. Yes, that may be the case that you will have to pay for insurance to another company since your employer may not allow you to have your spouse on your insurance after you are divorced. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

My spouse was previously covered under her employers health insurance, but quit her job when we separated. We have been separated for two years and I still pay for her coverage on my employers group policy. How long am I required to cover her for? My employers plan requires a contribution from the employees for each person covered and I am paying $160 per month for myself her and our two children. I have agreed to continue to cover our two children in addition to paying child support. Should coverage end on the date of separation or the date of the Decree Absolut when that happens? She is under ongoing treatment, which includes meds and in-office visits.