AmI legally obligated to provide health insurance for my wife during ourdivorce?

Asked on November 1, 2011 under Family Law, Louisiana


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Typically, you must keep your spouse on your health insurance until the divorce is finalized.  After that, they will be removed from your policy; in fact they'll no longer be eligible for coverage.  If it's a group policy, from your employer, they will be eligible for 18 months of coverage under COBRA, but that will be their own coverage which they will typically have to pay for themselves.

Note: If you gave a separation agreement, see if it addresses the issue of continuing coverage for your spouse.

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