Everything was Fine, Until it was Not Fine

I’ve had my own health insurance since I was hired for my current position in June of 2007.  Before that, I had individual health insurance (which, dear God, even at 22 and relatively healthy, the premiums were a fucking nightmare – especially when you’re only making $7.50 an hour and only working 32 hours a week).  In college, I was covered under my father’s insurance.

Apparently, my father has been paying for my coverage under his health plan since the last day I was eligible (December 31 2006).  Mind you, if I tried to use an insurance ID card through his group coverage, not only would I be denied coverage, I could probably be penalized for fraud.  Several times, my father has been on the company website and tried to remove me as a covered individual, but to no avail.  I guess he finally went down to HR and made sure it was taken care of.

Today, in the mail, I received information on COBRA coverage because, hey, I’m no longer being “covered” by my father’s company’s group insurance.

The reason cited for the discontinuation of my health insurance coverage?

DIVORCED SPOUSE

…Wasn’t there some paper work that I was supposed to fill out for the disolution of my marraige?