Does my husband have the right to remove me from his health insurance while we are still married?

And if he did already without me knowing, what are my rights?

Asked on October 11, 2017 under Family Law, Alaska


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, he can do this: the law does not mandate keeping a spouse (or child, for that matter) on health insurance. (For that matter, too, he could have dropped his insurance entirely and not had any if he wanted.) It is unwise of him to do so, since a spouse *can* be held liable for the medical costs of his/her spouse (he could be inviting a large debt that he, as well as you, could be liable for), but unwise or not, it is legal.

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