3119.32 General requirements for order concerning health insurance coverage.

A child support order shall contain all of the following:

(A) If the obligor, obligee, or both obligor and obligee, are required under section 3119.30 of the Revised Code to provide private health insurance coverage for the children, a requirement pursuant to section 3119.30 of the Revised Code that whoever is required to provide private health insurance coverage provide to the other, not later than thirty days after the issuance of the order, information regarding the benefits, limitations, and exclusions of the coverage, copies of any insurance forms necessary to receive reimbursement, payment, or other benefits under the coverage, and a copy of any necessary insurance cards;

(B) A statement setting forth the name, address, and telephone number of the individual who is to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket medical, optical, hospital, dental, or prescription expenses paid for each child and a statement that the health plan administrator that provides the private health insurance coverage for the children may continue making payment for medical, optical, hospital, dental, or prescription services directly to any health care provider in accordance with the applicable private health insurance policy, contract, or plan;

(C) A requirement that a person required to provide private health insurance coverage for the children designate the children as covered dependents under any private health insurance policy, contract, or plan for which the person contracts;

(D) A requirement that the obligor, the obligee, or both of them under a formula established by the court, with respect to a court child support order, or the child support enforcement agency, with respect to an administrative child support order, pay co-payment or deductible costs required under the private health insurance policy, contract, or plan that covers the children;

(E) A notice that the employer of the person required to obtain private health insurance coverage is required to release to the other parent, any person subject to an order issued under section 3109.19 of the Revised Code, or the child support enforcement agency on written request any necessary information on the private health insurance coverage, including the name and address of the health plan administrator and any policy, contract, or plan number, and to otherwise comply with this section and any order or notice issued under this section;

(F) A statement setting forth the full name and date of birth of each child who is the subject of the child support order;

(G) A requirement that the obligor and the obligee comply with any requirement described in section 3119.30 of the Revised Code and divisions (A) and (C) of this section that is contained in an order issued in compliance with this section no later than thirty days after the issuance of the order;

(H) A notice that states the following: "If the person required to obtain private health care insurance coverage for the children subject to this child support order obtains new employment, the agency shall comply with the requirements of section 3119.34 of the Revised Code, which may result in the issuance of a notice requiring the new employer to take whatever action is necessary to enroll the children in private health care insurance coverage provided by the new employer."

(I) A statement that, upon receipt of notice by the child support enforcement agency that private health insurance coverage is not available at a reasonable cost, cash medical support shall be paid in the amount as determined by the child support computation worksheets in section 3119.022 or 3119.023 of the Revised Code, as applicable. The child support enforcement agency may change the financial obligations of the parties to pay child support in accordance with the terms of the court or administrative order and cash medical support without a hearing or additional notice to the parties.

Cite as R.C. § 3119.32

History. Effective Date: 12-13-2002; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007