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A person can certainly choose to drop a spouse from their coverage with one exception. If the employer is paying 100% for the employee and spouse then the employee can not opt out of coverage since it costs them nothing. You may be required to show that the spouse has alternate coverage. Check with your HR department or benefits coordinator.

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Q: Can a spouse be dropped from health insurance if they are still married?
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Can you cancel your spouse's health insurance during a separation in Maryland?

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In a marriage is the husband legally responsible to have health insurance for his wife?

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Only one company can pay out on the health insurance so it is a waste of money being insured twice, and also it will save you the tax you are paying on the premiums.

Can an employer force spouses off of the health insurance plan if they have a health insurance plan available to them through their job?

To my knowledge- No they cannot. It almost comes down to discrimination. If they offer insurance to one spouse then your employer shouldn't be able to turn to another person and say "sorry.. your spouse has health insurance options at her job.. denied!" You will be the one paying the premium to carry your spouse! I have honestly never heard of this happening. You should contact your corporate HR though. Hope this is helpful:) Evan

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No, but there might be a problem with the insurance provider.

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It wouldn't be a good idea, because there are deductibles, co-pays, etc. not covered by Medicare.

Is there Medicare insurance for your spouse?

no there is no medicare insurance for spouse. Medicare insurance covers the claims only for the self and not fore the insured persons like spouse.