If my husband and I have a legal separation but are together, can his employersay thatI can’t use his insurance?

My husband’s job sent him a letter saying if I used any of his insurance benefits it could result in serious consequences, up to and including, his losing his job. All info I can find seems to tell me that I’m still covered until we divorce. Which will not happen since we have reconciled.

Asked on March 1, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Nevada


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you are still married to your husband and there has never been a break in the period of you being married to him, then as his wife and presumed designated dependant under the insurance polciy that you are writing about you would seemingly be entitled to be on his insurance policy (presumed medical) via work.

If you two have reconciled and are living together, there should be no reason why you cannot be a designated benficiary under the policy of insurance that you are writing about assuming your husband is paying what is required for you to be on the policy.

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