Aaron Carnine Family Law

Divorce, Parenting, Property division, Adoption, Guardianship

HEALTH INSURANCE

HEALTH INSURANCE

If a child is currently covered with health insurance by one parent, they can (and should) continue to provide health insurance after the divorce or separation.  Health insurance is a  deduction for purposes of calculating net income for child support. Whoever pays child support is allowed to deduct the full amount of premiums paid each month.  Either party may have health insurance for the child and often one policy is primary and the other secondary. Health insurance is a concern for divorcing spouses when one has relied upon the employer-provided insurance of the other.  After the divorce, the usual method of addressing bills not covered by health insurance is for the parties to equally split them.  Use www.ourchildinfo.com to keep track of health insurance cards, card updates, proof of continued insurance, medical bills and reimbursement.

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