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Legally, can you drop Ex off your health insurance plan even if you are still mariied but seperated?

The judge in my brothers custody case told my brother he can and should drop his ex wife and children off his health insurance that he pays for because my brothers income puts him below poverty level. He hasn't dropped her because he felt bad, now wants to but she is telling him he can't because it is illegal. Do you know if this is true? He will be filling for divorce soon.


Asked by Anonymous at 11:00 AM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • Yeah u can drop anyone even if your still married.

    Answer by sexydiva4279 at 11:02 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Yes,u can adjust your insurance plan any time u need to by adding or taking people off of it. It is not illegal. my cousin is an attorney and he deals with this all the time.

    Answer by dancer at 11:08 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • It depends on the court order. When I was separated our order said finances (bank accounts, etc...) and insurance had to remain intact until the dispute was resolved and everything was divided. If there is no court order restricting him, then he should be able to drop them.

    Answer by MrsMWF at 12:24 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Once they're divorced, I doubt if he'll be allowed to keep her on the plan anyway.

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:04 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Yes he can however if he doesnt have custody of the kids and she ends up with primary he will have to cover the kids anyway. It might also look badly on him if he drops the kids. He can drop her, but let him know he wants to present himself as a kind and loving father, and dropping the kids might not help that image. Kids get sick and need to see a doctor. His ex can also file for child support before their hearing and force him to pay.

    Answer by gemgem at 11:04 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • He needs to talk with the attorney and his insurance carrier. He should not drop the children if they have no other insurance. Depending on what state they are in, if she goes to Welfare for insurance, food stamps, etc., they can make him pay it all back. That would add a few years to his child support payments. And, they usually don't leave much for the man to live on.

    Answer by Kimimale at 11:05 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • He already pays child support. And was told by the judge to drop the kids too, because his income puts him below poverty level. Crazy but the judge stated she can enroll the kids in Child Health Plus government program.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:07 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • You don't even have to have your family on your insurance. Go ahead and take him off.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 11:19 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • You do not HAVE to pay for insurance for anyone! He can drop her anytime but I wouldnt drop the kids. :)


    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 1:39 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • He probably shouldn't drop the kids...but he can drop anyone at anytime.

    Answer by CollinsMommy729 at 3:15 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

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