Lexington, MA asked in Divorce and Health Care Law for Massachusetts

Q: Can my ex wife's company drop my health coverage after 10 years? It is ordered by the court for her to cover me.

Nothing has changed. She still has the same insurance. I was notified this year that they will no longer be carrying ex spouses. All the laws state that they must cover me.

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Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Sounds like she is subjecting herself to a Contempt Complaint. Please review your separation agreement for what her obligations are and if all conditions are met and start first with a courteous explanatory letter indicating the Contempt if she removes your coverage. Your damages could well include uninsured medical expenses. If found in Contempt then the Court can order reasonable counsel fees to be paid also. i

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