MD-Benefits Guy Posted December 15, 2011 Report Share Posted December 15, 2011 I am looking for some input regarding a policy as it relates to the dropping of spousal and/or dependent medical coverage by an employee. If an employee wishes to drop his/her spouse during open enrollment or any another qualifying event (other than divorce) - as an employer can I legally have a policy that requires proof that the dropped spouse/dependent(s) have coverage elsewhere or that the person being dropped authorizes the drop? Additionally, if there is a request to drop someone from coverage based a qualifying event - can I have a policy that requires proof of the qualifying event.... My separated spouse just started a new job, so I wish to drop them from coverage. What is a best practice policy to impose for these circumstances? Thanks for the input. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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