Medical-How To

Most child support orders include a provision regarding medical insurance for the child(ren).  The order will direct one or both of the child's parents to obtain or maintain health insurance through an employer, an alternative plan, and/or by making cash medical support payments.

Following entry of a medical support order or upon notice that an ordered parent has new employment, CSSD will send the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) to the employer(s) of the ordered parent(s).  The parent ordered to provide medical insurance must ensure that each employer/payroll office processes the NMSN in a timely manner.  If there is more than one health insurance plan available for a parent to select, the parent must choose a plan within 10 business days, or CSSD will make a selection.