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How to reinstate when (divorcing) spouse did not pay Health Insurance??

Boulder, CO |
Filed under: Divorce

My husband & I separated 7/22. Went to standard Colorado divorce/separation meeting, 8/26. Came out he stopped his (& MY) health insurance benefits through his job (June?) - he took "temporary medical leave" or "temporarily laid off", Administaff/United Health Care will release information only to him as primary.
Court ordered he remedy/reinstate my insurance as I wasn’t informed of non-payment. Prior we agreed he'd keep me on his plan until divorce final 12/7. I agreed to reimburse cost to him.
Revisited court 9/3, no insurance reinstatement answers from him. Court again ordered he fix this & email me data re: my status. I take 2 meds daily refilled end of month very cost prohibitive. Do I have any options?

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If your husband failed to comply with the Court's order you may file a motion with the Court for Contempt of a Court Order. If you have a valid order requiring him to reinstate or remedy your coverage regarding health insurance and he fails to do so, then he has violated a Court order. You can request that he be imprisoned until he remedies the breach. If he cannot reinstate the insurance you could request that he pays all your medical expenses that would have been covered had he complied. You could also request that he pay the costs of alternate health insurance if you are able to obtain another health insurance plan.

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