What is the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN)?

Posted in on June 22, 2017

The NMSN is a two-part notice sent to employers by child support agencies. It is required when enforcing a child support order. Its purpose is to ensure the children for whom child support is ordered also receive health care coverage... View Article

What is included in the NMSN?

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Part A of the NMSN includes a Notice to Withhold for Health Care Coverage, information about limitations on withholding, and priority of withholding. It also includes an Employer Response form and general instructions to the employer, which includes employer responsibilities.... View Article

When is the NMSN sent to employers?

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Once an employer is matched to a child support case in which the employee is the parent ordered to provide health care coverage for their children, and no coverage is being provided, federal and state laws require the NMSN be... View Article

When must health care coverage withholding start?

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The notice for health care coverage requires withholding for the cost of health care as soon as Part B of the NMSN is returned and the employer determines the employee’s income is sufficient.

When will health care coverage withholding stop?

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The NMSM remains in effect until you are notified by the Oregon Child Support Program or receive a court order regarding any changes. However, even if we dismiss the NMSN, the employee may still elect to continue coverage.

What if the employee terminates?

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You must notify us promptly when the employee leaves, providing the termination date and the employee’s last known home address. If known, you may also provide the new employer’s name and address, as well as any other provider of a... View Article

Who completes Part A of the NMSN?

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The employer completes Part A, indicating whether the employee is eligible for dependent health care coverage. If the employer determines the employee is eligible, the employer retains Part A and forwards Part B to the plan administrator.