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I've received to completely different answers regarding the following: Who has the power to decide what health insurance plan a dependant is on? Our daughter is enrolled in TRICARE; however, we can't agree on a plan. Does final say go to the parent with legal decision making or the parent who provides the insurance?
Answer #1: http://www.justanswer.com/family-law/a4gw3-right-now-ex-final-say-legal-decision.html
Answer #2: http://www.justanswer.com/law/a4gxc-second-opinion-right-now-ex-final-say.html
Why are they different?
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I cannot speak for other Attorneys. However, if one parent has sole legal custody, that is the parent the Court has given sole authority to make decisions on the child's upbringing such as the doctors the child goes to, the schools the child enrolls in, the kind of health insurance the child should have, then that parent with legal decision making is the one that would make the final decision on the health insurance plan that the child enrolls in regardless of the fact that the same parent is not the one with the insurance policy.
No, you are the only one that can make changes to your plan since you are the policy holder. However, you have to enroll the child in the plan she wants the child to be enrolled in. Otherwise, she can go to Court to make her case.