Health Insurance Coverage Options After Divorce.
Health insurance is a concern for many divorcing parties. If you are not the policyholder of the family health insurance policy, it can be stressful ensuring that you have coverage after divorce. Your ex-spouse cannot continue to maintain you on his/her employer sponsored group health insurance policy after divorce. While your soon to be ex-spouse may be able to provide a COBRA policy through their employment, the cost may be prohibitive, and depending on the terms of your settlement or Court Order, you may be required to pay those expenses. Also, COBRA coverage is for a limited time. At some point you will need to secure your own health insurance.
If you are employed check with your employer regarding health insurance options. Research individual policies through private insurance companies. And, don't forget to check with any organizations to which you belong to see if they offer a group health insurance policy. Group policies are usually less expensive than individual policies. It is important for you to learn your options and the cost. You want to make sure your future health insurance costs are considered in your budget, and that the future health insurance expense is considered when evaluating alimony or spousal support issues.