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2012 Statute


23-3116.Same; requirements of withholding order. (a) A medical withholding order shall not require a health benefit plan to provide any type or form of benefit, or any option, not otherwise provided under the plan or required by federal law.

(b) A medical withholding order shall clearly specify: (1) The name, last known mailing address and, if known, social security number of the parent required to enroll a child in a health benefit plan; (2) for each child covered by the medical child support order, the child's name, date of birth, social security number and mailing address. The child's mailing address need not be the child's home address. In addition to the child's mailing address, the order may designate a representative to receive copies of notices to the child. If the holder of the limited power of attorney pursuant to subsection (c) of K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 23-3114 is someone other than the nonparticipating parent, the holder of the limited power of attorney shall be designated a representative entitled to receive copies of notices to the child; (3) the address where payments are to be sent, if different from the mailing address of the child or representative; (4) the type of coverage required for each child or how the type of coverage is to be determined; (5) the period to which the order applies; and (6) each plan to which the order applies. Except as otherwise specified in the order the order is presumed to apply to all plans whose applicable eligibility requirements have been met. The requirement of provision (5) may be met by providing the child's date of birth and the jurisdiction whose law governs the duration of the duty of support under the order.

(c) A medical withholding order meeting the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) shall be treated for all purposes as a qualified medical child support order under the federal employee retirement income security act (29 U.S.C. § 1161 et seq.).

History: L. 1994, ch. 301, § 16; July 1.