Insurance cancelled the day we signed divorce papers.
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]What is the name of your state? Massachusetts
My ex-husband & I signed the divorce agreement on October 17th. The order stipulated that he was to maintain medical insurance for me as long as there were no additional costs to him (there were: $50./per month). [B]However[/B], the order also stated that should there be additional costs, and I covered them, my ex husband was to keep me on the insurance.
After a visit to the doctor's I was informed that I was denied coverage. I discovered that the VERY DAY we signed the divorce agreement I was taken off his policy.
I filed papers with the court for contempt but, essentially was told by MY lawyer it was a waste of time. He stated the insurance company's decision over-ruled the court's order, and there was nothing we could do about it. Also, because the insurance company was located out-of-state, they were not bound to any decisions made within the state of Massachusetts. End of story.
(As a side note, I will add my lawyer did not represent me well. I lost everything but the few items I took with me when I fled 5 years earlier. In addition, this was the third time my ex canceled me off the insurance. The first time he lied about taking me off, threatening me with a lawsuit; the second time he removed me during open enrollment, but did not inform me.)
My questions are, since when do insurance companies over-rule a Court Order?
And if this CAN happen, what's the point in addressing the issue at all in the divorce agreement?
Can I do anything as far as compensation now that I have developed medical & health issues due to lack of medical supervision? (Ex was aware 3 years ago that I required exams every three months for a High-Risk condition.)
Thanks for your time & your input.[/FONT]What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state?