(Closed) Name Change and Health Insurance?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Did you inform your insurance company that you changed your name/got married?  They would need to update your records and send you a new insurance ID card as well.  If you’ve already done that though, I’m not sure.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you’re covered, then they should be able to find you by either name.  I never notified my insurnace specifically and didn’t even change my name at work for a while.  I still use my maiden name at the pharmacy and have nevrer had an issue and I’ve changed everything else at this point.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

No that did not happen to me. I notified my HR department when I changed my name and they informed me that the name shouldn’t matter with the insurance, as long as my date of birth and social security number still matched they would cover me. So for a few months my insurance coverage was still under my maiden name while my ID and everything have been legally changed to my new last name. I never got denied coverage.

Post # 6
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3943 posts
Honey bee

Call the number on the back of your insurance card and find out whats going on. Your insurance company wouldnt have changed your name without you or your boss/HR notifying them.

Post # 8
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1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That didn’t happen to me. We waited until open enrollment to change my name with the insurance company.

Post # 9
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1172 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I just called my insurance company after I changed my name and they updated it.  No problems at all.

Post # 10
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

sbottiani I highly doubt a company would knowingly drop you due something like a name change, especially without notice!  I think there was a glitch with something.  Hopefully you’ll gt an answer from the health insurance company today since today isn’t a holiday.

Post # 11
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3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That’s pretty weird. My health insurance was not terminated when I changed my name and it took me a little bit to change it with them, too.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My health insurance was informed by my employer about my name change. After I informed payroll and human resources about my name (and provided proof), my insurance issued new cards with my new name on them.

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