Can a husband cancel your medical insurance without your knowledge when he moves out?

My husband obtained his own residence without my knowledge and canceled me on his company

insurance plan a week prior to telling me, and not until on the day that I’d been diagnosed with diabetes, which is the same day he moved out. He left me with the rental house that we live in which has a high rent.

Asked on January 14, 2019 under Family Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, he can. The law does not actually require a spouse to insure his spouse or have couples or family coverage. (For that matter, he does not need to have coverage for himself if he does not want to.) While a couple is married and there is no divorce case pending, the members of the couple are free to engage in cruel or destructive behavior, since the law has no say over what happens in a marriage or how the spouses act: one spouse can cancel insurance, run up huge credit card bills, waste family money gambling or are porn, etc.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.