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My son is 21 and his Dad and stepmother stopped his

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My son is 21...

My son is 21 and his Dad and stepmother stopped his insurance because he's gay? What can I Do as his mother?

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Stateside

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I just need to know what I can do to help my son

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Military Lawyer: Lucy, Esq., Attorney replied 5 months ago
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Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.

There unfortunately isn't any law that requires parents to provide health insurance for their adult children. It's absolutely wrong, but unless your son is employed by his father or stepmother, it's not illegal. With that said, most insurance companies do not allow a person to be dropped outside of the annual enrollment period, which is usually at the end of the year. Your son may want to contact the insurance company directly to find out how long he is still covered. If the father lied to remove him early, it may be possible to get reinstated, at least until annual enrollment begins again.

You do have the ability to put him on your own health insurance, if you have your own plan. If you have a court order that required the father to provide health insurance for your son beyond his 21st birthday, he is in contempt of court. You could file a motion asking the judge to order him to continue providing insurance through the date originally stated in the order.

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