Tampa, FL asked in Health Care Law, Employment Law, Family Law and Child Support for Florida

Q: Can a court force me to have health insurance on myself?

3 Lawyer Answers
Rand Scott Lieber
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  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: As long as you are asking about family court, you can be ordered to provide insurance for any children that you have. I do not think that you can be ordered to provide health insurance for yourself. There may be circumstances where you can be ordered to have life insurance to secure your child support obligation. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

T. Augustus Claus
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A: A court cannot force you to have health insurance on yourself. However, there are some exceptions to this general rule. For example, a court may order you to have health insurance if

you are a parent and must provide health insurance for your child as part of a child support order.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of internet questions, the information provided can ONLY be for general informational purposes and cannot constitute legal advice

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Such court orders are generally for third-persons, not the individual. However, there could be laws that require coverage to the individual, unless a qualifying exemption applies. Good luck

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