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If your question is on the legality of dropping the wife from insurance, the answer depends on the State and on the status (legally separated, etc.)of the marriage. Yes he can, but only during his annual change piriods. It is his payroll deductions and he is the one to say who is or is not covered on "HIS" policys. Sorry

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Q: Can a husband drop his wife from medical coverage even if she cannot get insurance through her work?
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