When DH got divorced, he told his ex wife, who was self-employed at the time, that should could stay on his health insurance (to be nice, as he said). It was written into their divorce decree that he would continue to cover her while he was at the job he had when he got divorced. He also provides coverage for the kids.
Shortly after he met me, he got a new job. He told his ex wife he was leaving that job. He told her the kids would be covered under his new plan, but she wouldn't. She had a fit and told him that she would come after him for the amount of money she was going to have to pay for health insurance going forward, that she would request that, that amount be added to his child support payment. I told him that it wasn't his responsibility to pay for her health insurance, so all her threats were just threats.
About six months after, she told him that "your old health insurance still works" and told him she was continuing to put in claims on it.
Fast forward to today - three years later - I'm opening our mail and wondering why DH is getting a notification from the health insurance plan at his own job. Sure enough, BM put in a claim for herself in April. The notice was telling DH that his coverage had been terminated because the payroll office couldn't verify that he worked there anymore.
I'm speechless...I tried logging in to his account to see if I could figure out how many claims she had put in, but was told that the information I had didn't match their records.
Mind you, BM now works for someone else, so should have access to health insurance coverage. She's also "married" (although she and her "husband" never got legally married, for reasons unknown) and her husband is "self-employed", so not sure what he uses for health insurance...maybe nothing.