Canceling A Spouse From Insurance

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about change in dependent on insurance:

What type of documentation can an employer ask for from the employee to cancel a spouse or any other dependent from the employee policy.

Signed, Cancel

Dear Cancel:

An employer can ask for almost any kind of documentation; however, since the employee who is allowing the company to carry insurance based on her/his employment, not the spouse’s, there should need be no other identification than that the employee is employed and is who he says he/she is.

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