How Long Must I Provide Health Insurance Coverage?

divorce lawyer Alex DurstQuestion:

I was ordered to maintain health insurance coverage on my child, but I am unsure how long I must provide this coverage.

Is there a default or mandatory limit on medical insurance coverage of a minor?


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Ohio divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.

When a parent has an obligation to maintain medical insurance coverage for a child, the general rule is that the parent must maintain the coverage until the child is emancipated, usually when the child turns 18, though this age varies by state.

The obligation could, however, last longer if the parties agreed or specified otherwise in the dissolution paperwork.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Ohio Divorce Lawyer Alexander J. Durst, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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One comment on “How Long Must I Provide Health Insurance Coverage?

    have been ordered to maintain life insurance policy of $50,000 by the court(ex-wife hasn’t and doesn’t)with the ex-wife as guardian since child is a minor but I don’t trust her to “do the right thing”should I expire.Presently am emplyed in law enforcement with Prudential as the insurance company so how do I go about setting this up so the court and the ex will be satifised,also in the best interest of the child,how is it that I’m the only one required to keep a policy? Can this be amended? I reside in Illinois.

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