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Section 3119.29 | Health insurance coverage for children definitions.

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As used in this section and sections 3119.30 to 3119.56 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Family coverage" means the health insurance plan that provides coverage for the children who are the subject of a child support order.

(B) "Health care" means such medical support that includes coverage under a health insurance plan, payment of costs of premiums, copayments, and deductibles, or payment for medical expenses incurred on behalf of the child.

(C) "Health insurance coverage" means accessible private health insurance that provides primary care services within thirty miles from the residence of the child subject to the child support order.

(D) "Health plan administrator" means any entity authorized under Title XXXIX of the Revised Code to engage in the business of insurance in this state, any health insuring corporation, any legal entity that is self-insured and provides benefits to its employees or members, and the administrator of any such entity or corporation.

(E) "National medical support notice" means a form required by the "Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998," P.L. 105-200, 112 Stat. 659, 42 U.S.C. 666(a)(19), as amended, and jointly developed and promulgated by the secretary of health and human services and the secretary of labor in federal regulations adopted under that act as modified by the department of job and family services under section 3119.291 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Person required to provide health insurance coverage" means the obligor, obligee, or both, required by the court under a court child support order or by the child support enforcement agency under an administrative child support order to provide health insurance coverage pursuant to section 3119.30 of the Revised Code.

(G) "Reasonable cost" means that the cost of private health insurance to the person required to provide health insurance coverage for the children who are the subject of the child support order does not exceed an amount equal to five per cent of the annual income of that person. For purposes of this division, the cost of health insurance is an amount equal to the difference in cost between self-only and family coverage.

However, if the United States secretary of health and human services issues a regulation that redefines "reasonable cost" or a similar term or phrase, or clarifies the elements of cost used when determining reasonable cost relating to the provision of health care for children in a child support order, and if those changes are substantively different than the definitions and terms used in this section, those terms shall have the meaning as defined by the United States secretary of health and human services.

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