Who Pays for Health Insurance for Me and the Children After the Divorce?

Accel Admin   July 28, 2015   Comments Off on Who Pays for Health Insurance for Me and the Children After the Divorce?
  • Assuming there was a family health insurance plan at the beginning of the case, the court is going to want to make sure the children are provided with health insurance after the divorce is over, which usually falls on the person who had customarily been providing their insurance.
  • After the divorce, if it is a family plan, the other spouse is no longer a spouse and can no longer be on the family plan.
  • When negotiating a settlement this has to be considered and can be dealt with through increases in spousal support or a shift of equitable distribution of the assets.
  • If left up to the court to decide, they may decide something like this.
  • Sometimes couples will enter into a separation agreement, which settles all issues arising from the marriage the same way a divorce settlement would, but at the end of the day, they are still legally married.
  • Therefore, the person who is the non-insured party, if you will, can remain on the health insurance plan under the family plan because there’s been no divorce.
  • That can’t last forever, and eventually this issue will have to be addressed and the other person will need to get their own health insurance.