How Health Insurance & Medicare will Affect your Divorce
Danielle Kunkle Roberts is a health insurance and Medicare expert and a MarketingInsiders.com contributor. She is the co-owner of Boomer Benefits, an insurance agency that helps individuals navigate Medicare in 48 states. She joins Stacy Francis to share information about Medicare that will allow divorcees to make better decisions about health insurance.
- If you are in the divorce process and your health insurance is covered in your spouse’s name, and you also have your own coverage through your job, there is a special election period to enroll in your own group coverage.
- COBRA is an act that allows employees to keep group health insurance for up to 18 months if they experience a loss of group health insurance coverage due to various reasons, divorce being one of them.
- Aged, divorced women who have not attained the 10 year working experience can still qualify for free Medicare part A under their ex-husband’s work history if they had been married for at least 10 years.
- Corporations often have open enrollment for health insurance in the fall because they set their benefits up to run from January through December.