Divorce and Health Insurance
The process of divorce is extremely complicated. One aspect that many people tend to disassociate and disconnect from the process is what happens to the health insurance that covers both spouses. When dealing with the end of a marriage, it may seem like a petty issue to bring up during this emotional time. However, health insurance is just another complicated element that needs to be dealt with, along with everything else.
A commonly asked question about divorce and health insurance is “Do I automatically lose my health insurance under my spouse’s policy if I get a divorce?”
Fortunately for divorcees, the Federal Government has passed two important acts, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). These federal acts help insure the health of citizens going through the transition of married to divorce.
You may have the choice to keep the same health insurance, though you may have to pay the premiums (though in some cases the spouse may have to continue to pay). No matter what your preexisting conditions may be, these acts apply to all. If your spouse drops you from their insurance right before they file for divorce, you may be able to get back on the insurance, depending on the judge overseeing your case and your state laws.
Contact a Denton Divorce Lawyer
If you or a loved one is involved in a divorce case and are considering annulment, speak with an experienced Denton divorce lawyer immediately. Contact
the offices of Denton divorce lawyer
Alexander & Associates at 972-420-6560 today.
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