My ex-husband was carrying the health insurance for our kids, but he just lost his job due to the COVID-19 health crisis. He was informed that he will only have health insurance through the end of the month. What do I do?
Dear No Coverage,
That is incredibly stressful, and we are sorry to hear that! Luckily, most companies are allowing people to stay on insurance despite layoffs so your ex-husband should check with them first. If you are employed, you should contact your Human Resources department and see if you can add your children on your plan. There are some insurance companies that may allow it under a life change event, and other companies are making other exceptions due to the health crisis.
If you do not have coverage through your employer, you should see if you can file for HUSKY. However, along with this, you will likely need to think about contacting an attorney to file the appropriate motion in conjunction with these changes. Even though you can’t get into court now, you may be able to ask for retroactivity dating back to the date you filed.
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