HR-14-2 Divorce

If a retiree divorces prior to OR after his/her retirement date, and the spouse is age 55 or above, the spouse may remain on the retiree insurance plan until he/she reaches age 65. See "Note" below.

If the spouse is under age 55 at the time of the divorce, he/she may retain coverage only until the divorce is granted (not final). However, he/she may retain insurance coverage under the COBRA option for up to 36 months. Coverage beyond 36 months is subject to the insurance carrier. See "Note" below

NOTE: It shall be the responsibility of affected individuals to contact the Payroll Office of Fiscal Services when changes occur in any of the above insurance categories for retirees, e.g., birth of a child, death of a spouse, spouse turns 65. Such changes in eligibility will require the eligible spouse to complete new insurance forms under his/her own Social Security Number. Failure to do so could result in a loss or a decrease of benefits.