Medical insurance

A child support order may require that the noncustodial parent and/or the custodial parent provide health insurance coverage (or cash medical support).

Issues that may be addressed at a hearing regarding medical insurance coverage could include:

  • whether the child is enrolled in Medicaid/QUEST (public health insurance benefits);
  • which party is obligated by the current child support order to provide private medical insurance coverage for the child;
  • the cost of adding the child(ren) to the existing coverage or the difference between self-only and family coverage;
  • whether private health insurance is available to either parent;
  • whether private health insurance is reasonable in cost; and/or
  • whether private health insurance is accessible to the child(ren)