What is the name of your state? Michigan
I would like to know if my husband's employer can legally deny health insurance coverage for my 3 children from my previous marriage. The children live with me and they are all claimed as dependents on our taxes. We have other children both together and from my husband's previous marriage and his employer will cover all of those children, but not his stepchildren.
The reason they are giving him is they want to reduce costs and they say this is 3 fewer people to cover. I thought family coverage was always just family coverage. Can his employer legally deny coverage to my children? I found a law from New York that this IS illegal to do in that state, but I'm having trouble finding a specific Michigan law. (The New York law says, "A family polcy shall prove that adopted children and stepchildren dependent upon the insured be eligible for coverage as the same basis as natural children". I can give the specific link if anyone wants it).
Thanks for your help. I find this whole matter pretty upsetting.