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Information for Insurers, Third-Party Administrators or Self-Insured

Published: June 6, 2012
Information About:
Other Private Partners, Insurance Companies
Topics:
Federal Systems, Insurance Match
Types:
Guides/Publications/Reports

Did you know the insurance industry is helping children and families receive child support?

The partnership between the insurance industry and the child support program gets results!  Child support agencies throughout the nation have reported millions of dollars collected for children and families attributed to OCSE's Insurance Match Program as well as other insurance match programs.
 

OCSE, the insurance industry and the child support community developed a standard, centralized, flexible data match program that requires minimal resources and work to participate. If claims data is already being extracted and shared, OCSE will conduct any format conversions needed as long as the minimal required data is present.
 
 

Legal Authority

Section 452(l) [to be redesignated (m)] of the Social Security Act authorizes OCSE to compare information about individuals who owe past-due child support with information maintained by insurers or their agents concerning claims, payments, awards and settlements.

Mandatory Child Support Reporting Requirements

In an effort to increase child support for families, states identify new sources for potential collections. Several states passed or are considering legislation that requires insurers to participate in a data match and/or intercept program. The requirements vary by state. Additional information on state laws may be found in the Intergovernmental Referral Guide; click on Public User link or click on the specific state, and scroll to Section "M" for Insurance Match.

In all states but Massachusetts, insurers may satisfy a state's reporting requirements when they participate in the OCSE Insurance Match Program.

How can your company participate?

There are no fees to participate!

To join the Insurance Match Program or get additional information, contact the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement via email at insurancematch@acf.hhs.gov.