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Insurance Match for Self-Insured Employers

Published: April 19, 2017

Partnership with Employer Community Results in Child Support Program Success

Our partnership with employers is essential to the success of the child support program because you withhold 75% of child support collections through payroll deductions. We appreciate your contributions to the child support program to ensure financial stability for children and families.

Insurance Match Program - Another Opportunity to Help Families Receive Support

We encourage employers that self-fund or self-insure for workers’ compensation to participate in our Insurance Match (IM) program. In 2006, Congress passed legislation that authorizes us to compare information about parents who owe past-due support with information insurers (or their agents) maintain about insurance claims, settlements, awards, and payments. We send information resulting from the data matches to the state child support agencies responsible for collecting support. As of January 2017, half the states and territories participating in the program voluntarily reported over $53 million in collections.

This legislation also includes a non-liability provision for insurers, including those self-insured for workers’ compensation, participating in the data match.

How Can Self-Insured Employers Participate?

Employers can participate in the IM program using one of these four options:

  1. Insurance Services Office (ISO)

    • ClaimSearch® participants contact ISO to authorize them to match your company’s claims to the information provided by OCSE.
    • ISO returns the matches to OCSE to send to the state child support agencies responsible for collecting past-due support.
  2. Receive a file from OCSE

    • OCSE sends your company a file containing parents who owe past-due support.
    • Compare individuals on the file to your claims, settlements, awards, and payments and return matches to OCSE.
  3. Send a file to OCSE

    • Send a file to OCSE containing pending claims, settlements, awards, and payments.
    • OCSE compares the information on your file to parents who owe past-due support.
  4. Debt Inquiry Service

    • Debt Inquiry Service is an application on OCSE’s Child Support Portal. Prior to paying a claim, settlement, award, or payment to an individual, you can use the Debt Inquiry Service to determine if there is a child support debt.
    • OCSE compares the information you provide with parents who owe past-due support and returns matches to you on the Portal.

For more information about OCSE’s IM program, contact the Insurance Match team.

Last Reviewed: December 1, 2018

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