252E.2  Order for medical support.

1.  An order requiring the provision of coverage under a health benefit plan is authorization for enrollment of the dependent if the dependent is otherwise eligible to be enrolled. The dependent's eligibility and enrollment for coverage under such a plan shall be governed by all applicable terms and conditions, including, but not limited to, eligibility and insurability standards. The dependent, if eligible, shall be provided the same coverage as the obligor.

2.  An insurer who is subject to the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as codified in 29 U.S.C. § 1169, shall provide benefits in accordance with that section which meet the requirements of a qualified medical child support order. For the purposes of this subsection "qualified medical child support order" means and includes a medical child support order as defined in 29 U.S.C. § 1169, or a child support order which creates or recognizes the existence of a child's right to, or assigns to a child the right to, receive benefits for which a participant or child is eligible under a group health plan or a notice of such an order issued by the child support recovery unit, and which specifies the following:

a.  The name and the last known mailing address of the participant and the name and mailing address of each child covered by the order except that, to the extent provided in the order, the name and mailing address of an official of the department may be substituted for the mailing address of the child.

b.  A reasonable description of the type of coverage to be provided to each child, or the manner in which the type of coverage is to be determined.

c.  The period during which the coverage applies.

3.  The obligor shall take all actions necessary to enroll and maintain coverage under a health benefit plan for a dependent at the obligor's present and all future places of employment.

Section History: Recent form

  90 Acts, ch 1224, § 26; 92 Acts, ch 1195, § 506; 93 Acts, ch 78, §21; 94 Acts, ch 1171, §26; 97 Acts, ch 175, § 73; 98 Acts, ch 1170, §32

Internal References

  Referred to in § 252E.4, 252E.8

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