Health Insurance after Divorce
Handled by Our Salt Lake City Divorce Lawyer
The federal law, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), allows a person to continue medical insurance benefits when they are discharged from a company. This law applies to all private group health insurance plans. The law applies unless an employee is discharged for gross misconduct. It applies when a party gets a divorce from an insured employee.
If you are getting divorced and wondering how your health insurance may be impacted, Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law can answer your questions and address your concerns. Backed by nearly three decades of experience, our divorce attorney in Salt Lake City is intimately familiar with Utah family law. We can guide you through the divorce process as we work to protect your health insurance and best interests.
Length of Coverage
If a person elects to be covered when there is a loss of employment, he or she is covered for 18 months. For all other situations, coverage continues for 36 months. If an employee becomes disabled, they can extend their coverage for an additional 11 months. Individuals who are qualified may need to pay the whole premium for coverage up to 102 percent of the cost of the plan. There are many other factors that could affect your situation, so it is best to speak with an experienced attorney in a consultation to get advice tailored to your unique circumstances.
You should work with Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law for your COBRA matter because:
- We genuinely care about our clients, and we are dedicated to helping them achieve their goals.
- Our lawyer has a track record of success spanning more than 28 years.
- We are a small firm, which means we give each of our clients 100 percent of attention and time.
- Our firm has been helping clients resolve these types of issues since 1991.
Call Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law today at (801) 845-9029 to schedule your consultation with our knowledgeable divorce attorney in Salt Lake City.
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Why Experience Matters
Having been a member of the bar since 1991, Ted has expertise in divorce, child custody, or alimony modification is needed to protect your rights and quality of life. Judges and opposing attorneys in Utah are more persuaded by a lawyer who exhibits knowledge of the law, preparation, and respect.Attorney Profile
A Zealous Advocate
As a professional family law attorney in Salt Lake City, Ted is knowledgeable, collaborative and personable. He is a zealous advocate for his clients with a great deal of successful courtroom and mediation experience. We understand that expertise and integrity is key.Client Testimonials
Utah State Bar Member Since 1991
Hundreds of Successful Mediations or Verdicts
Prepares an In-Depth Strategy for Every Case
18 Published Appellate Opinions
6 Years Experience as a Judge Pro Tempore
Nearly Three Decades of Experience