Following a divorce, you will need to update your insurance benefits. You should notify your agency benefits coordinator or Benefits Administration directly about the divorce. This must be done as soon as the divorce is final and no later than 60 days after the judge signs the decree.
To remove your ex-spouse and/or stepchildren from your benefits, you will need to submit:
- A completed insurance cancel request application (found here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/finance/fa-benefits/documents/2022_forms/1047_2022.pdf).
- The entire final divorce decree signed by the judge. Note: All pages of the final divorce decree must be submitted.
At any time, Benefits Administration may require proof of dependent eligibility, including divorce decrees. If a member wants to terminate coverage of a dependent spouse while a divorce case is pending, such termination will be subject to laws and court orders related to the divorce or legal separation. This includes the requirements of TCA 34-4-106 and the requirement that the member provide notice of termination of health insurance to the covered dependent spouse under TCA Section 56-7-2366. It is the member’s responsibility to make sure any request to terminate a dependent spouse meets those legal requirements.