My husband is getting a new job ..we just separated. Is he required to get Cobra insurance coverage for me until his new insurance starts.. I have health problems

My husband and I recently separated. He
just informed me that he won’t have
health insurance coverage for 60days..
Is he required to get Cobra insurance
for me.. I have health problems

Asked on November 14, 2018 under Family Law, New Hampshire


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, he is not required to get COBRA for you: the law does not require a spouse to insure his/her spouse (or even to have insurance for him/herself); there is no legal obligation to make sure that you are insured. Separated or not, he could refuse to get COBRA for the 2 month period, or even to take out insurance from/through his new job at all.

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