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Author Topic: Child Support / Medical Coverage... Lori???  (Read 1537 times)


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Child Support / Medical Coverage... Lori???
« on: Sep 07, 2004, 06:37:55 PM »
My child support order in Iowa requires me to carry medical insurance on my son.  Do I have to cover him under my personal policy, or can my wife cover him under her's without encountering a problem??

I'm concerned because I received a deduction on my child support because my health insurance with my past employer was so high.  (I've since switched employers)  My wife just got a really good job with excellent benefits and better insurance.  I just want to make sure I'm 'legal' in having him coverred under her insurance.



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RE: Child Support / Medical Coverage... Lori???
« Reply #1 on: Sep 07, 2004, 07:21:43 PM »
I too carry coverage on all the kids -- whether they are mine or my steps...

Ask Soc this one...

I think I remember what he once said, but ask him.

And when you do, post the exact words of your decree.

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RE: Child Support / Medical Coverage... Lori???
« Reply #2 on: Sep 08, 2004, 10:14:32 AM »
To tell you the truth, if it's more economical for your wife to carry the ins., I can't see how the court could fault you.  DH only have to pay half of PBFH's premium, which is included in his CS amount.  But I am the ins. provider in our family, I carry ALL of it, so if DH were required to provide coverage, it would be thru MY ins. carrier.  I have yet to hear a court force someone to use a higher priced carrier if another was available, even thru a spouse.

As it is, we'll find out in a couple years if this is true.  I also have dental that finally offers some halfway decent ortho coverage....and I think PBFH has very little dental coverage.  So the last time we had open enrollment for dental (very rare), I added SS to ours, hoping to have him better covered if/when he needs braces.
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