What is the National Medical Support Notice?
The National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) is a notice that is sent by child support agencies to employers to make sure that children receive health care when it is required from the child support order. The form also ensures that the employee is eligible for group health insurance benefits and is able to support the child. The form consists of 2 parts, part A is the Notice to Withhold for Health Care Coverage, while Part B is the Medical Support Notice to Plan Administrators.
Part A: The first section of the NMSN is filled out by the employer and determines if the employee is qualified for dependent health coverage. If the employee is eligible, they will send Part B to the plan administrator.
Part B: The plan administrator completes the section section of the NMSN. The plan administrator is responsible for enrolling the child, then informing the issuing agency and employer so the necessary health care coverage can begin.
Revisions to the NMSN
The expired portion of Part B for the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) has been revised. The Office of Management and Budget allowed the Department of Labor (DOL) to extend the expiration date to March 31, 2016.
The plan is for Part A to also be changed to have a matching expiration date, once the Office of Management and Budget grants such approval.
The NMSN form is available on the Administration for Children & Families website.