My wife’s ex-husband is petitioning to modify their child support agreement in regards to health insurance for their son (my step-son). Currently the ex-husband has to carry the insurance. I’m in the Army and my wife is a stay-at-home mom. He is petitioning to have us carry the child on tricare.
Is that even possible? Can a court order between my wife and her ex-husband compel me, the service member, to put my step-son on tricare? I’m the only one who can add or delete dependents to the plan, not my wife.
This is a question that is best answered by Tricare. It will likely hinge on whether they consider your step son a dependent. Call Tricare to find out if it's even possible. If you can and there is no cost to you, then why not? If there is a cost to you, your wife can petition to have him contribute to the added cost.
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