Racine, WI asked in Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin

Q: Badgercare after divorce as a health insurance?

Badgercare after divorce as a health insurance?

When I got divorced in 2011, I asked the judge to make me the provider of health coverage. I have physical custody of child. The legal father has chosen not to see child since divorce. And has had no contact. I have no clue if he has affordable health insurance.. I have health insurance through my job. However. For my child it would cost an astronomical amount and isn't considered affordable.

I have had my daughter enrolled in badgercare since divorce, and she has not been enrolled in any of his insurance. He does pay child support. Is badgercare sufficient as health insurance since I was ordered to cover childs health insurance?

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Jane E. Probst
Jane E. Probst
  • Brookfield, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: It is considered acceptable to rely on Badgercare benefits yourpremiums for group health insurance coverage exceed 10% of your net disposable income. The State, on its own, may file a Motion to require the father to provide coverage for the minor children so as to reduce the cost to the tax payers.

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