10 September 2011 0 Comments

Health insurance after divorce

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Health insurance coverage is one of the most important things for an individual to have.  What happens if your insurance is through your spouse’s employer and you are going through a divorce?

Federal law says that your spouse can keep coverage for any children in the marriage, but he or she cannot maintain coverage for you when the divorce is final.  If your spouse works for a larger company, more than 20 employees, you will be able to apply for COBRA insurance.  You must notify the health plan administrator within 60 days of becoming divorced in order to receive this temporary coverage, which is only good for 36 months.

Before signing up for COBRA, check the coverage on other plans because you may be able to find a cheaper and more permanent plan.

If you are going through a divorce and have questions regarding health insurance benefits that you received from your spouse’s employer, contact an experienced Riverside Family Law attorney who knows that

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