What can an insurer require as proof of marriage in order to insure a spouse?

Asked on February 15, 2016 under Insurance Law, California

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, they can. The law does not require insurers to offer insurance or be in business; it is voluntary for them to do this. Being voluntary, they can put terms and conditions on offering insurance, such as requiring people to provide proof of marriage before insurance a spouse.


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