Tag: Divorce

Question: Can an employee revoke coverage for a spouse if he is going through the process of legal separation? Answer: Usually the date of legal divorce or separation (if your plan allows) is the qualifying event under both HIPAA and Section 125 that allows an individual to revoke coverage mid-year for a former spouse. ┬áThe…

Question: In the case of a divorce, is it the “employee’s” responsibility, or the “former spouse’s” responsibility to notify HR that the divorce has occurred for COBRA purposes? In this case, the employee and spouse were both covered by the health plan. They received the Initial COBRA notice at the time they initially elected coverage…

Question: I have an employee who is getting divorced and the court order is to put the spouse on COBRA. Who signs the COBRA paperwork, the employee or the ex-wife (qualified beneficiary) who was on the plan prior to them getting divorced? Answer: The COBRA plan administrator must notify the divorced spouse of her rights…