Information on the National Medical Support Notice

Medical support is a form of child support often provided through an employer’s health insurance plan.  However, there are several ways a parent can provide medical support:

  • Provide health care coverage through a noncustodial parent or custodial party’s employer
  • Pay for private health insurance or reimburse another parent for health insurance premiums
  • Pay additional amounts for ongoing medical bills or as reimbursement for uninsured medical costs (cash medical support)

State child support agencies send the National Medical Support Notice (OMB 0970-0222) to employers to help ensure that children receive health care coverage when it is available and required as part of a child support order. The notice is designed to simplify the work of employers and plan administrators by providing uniform documents to request health care coverage.