Question: I am turning 65 and work half-time. I am not eligible for health benefits, so I am on my wife’s policy. It is at a state university and it is through Anthem. Will I be able to continue on her policy, or will Anthem kick me out?
Answer: When you turn 65 you have health insurance available. It’s called Medicare. Your wife’s employer is no longer obliged to offer you coverage as a dependent on her employer-sponsored policy. Medicare is excellent coverage and it’s available to you for less than $100 per month. Anthem will not “kick you out” because they collect a nice piece of change from your wife’s employer as long as you remain on the group plan. Do the right thing and opt for Medicare.