When I Get a NJ Divorce, Will I Lose My Health Insurance?

  • The answer is usually, no.
  • When two people get divorced, they are no longer considered spouses under the definition of the health insurance requirements.
  • There is something else called the divorce from bed and board which allows health insurance coverage to be extended to a spouse beyond the date of the judgement. It is the closest thing New Jersey has to a legal separation.
  • In most cases, people are required to obtain their own, individual health insurance after the divorce complaint is entered.
  • Please note that during the period that your divorce is pending, your spouse will still be required to continue your coverage until the day that you actually get divorced.