Can an insurer refuse to cancel your medical coverage?

My wife just received benefits from her hew job and the insurance company is telling her that she can not cancel her old policy through another employer.

Asked on September 5, 2012 under Insurance Law, Michigan


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Presumably your wife's current health care provider can attempt to not cancel her existing health insurance policy. However, under the laws of all states in this country, if your wife sends written notice of her intent and desire to cancel this health insurance policy and speak with a claims representative, her insurance carrier must adhere to her wishes.

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