Medical Insurance Alimony – Can medical insurance be included in alimony?

Can medical insurance be included in alimony?

Often. In a case where the supported spouse depended upon the other spouse for health insurance during the marriage and does not have sufficient means to obtain such insurance, the court may require the payer spouse to continue to provide medical insurance. Alternatively, the amount of alimony can be increased so that the supported spouse will have the ability to purchase medical insurance.

It should be noted that an employer sponsored group health insurance plan can be required under Federal law to offer continuation of benefits at the group insurance rates to the supported spouse for up to three years after the marriage has ended.

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