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Health Insurance Coverage Assignment

A health insurance coverage assignment is an administrative order that requires the noncustodial parent’s employer (or other person providing health insurance to the noncustodial parent) to enroll the child(ren) in the parent’s health insurance plan. The order also authorizes the employer to deduct the cost of the health care premiums from the noncustodial parent's earnings.

Employer Responsibilites

Copy Noncustodial Parent

The employer must deliver a copy of the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN), along with a written statement of the noncustodial parent’s rights and relevant procedures under the law to move to quash the order to the noncustodial parent within 10 days of receipt.

Determine Commencement: Date of Coverage

Employers must determine the earliest possible coverage commencement date by considering the following guidelines.

  • If the employer has not received a notice of motion seeking to quash the order, then the employer must take steps to commence coverage no later than 30 days after receipt of the NMSN.
  • If the employer has received a motion to quash, then the employer must hold the NMSN until receipt of the order resolving the motion to quash.

Provide Information

The employer must do the following:

  • Notify our office of the commencement date of the coverage;
  • Provide evidence of coverage and any information necessary for the child to obtain benefits through the coverage to both parents or the person having custody of the child and our office; and
  • Upon request by the parents or person having custody, provide all forms and other documentation necessary for the purpose of submitting claims to the insurance carrier.

Disclosure (HIPPA)

Disclosure of protected health information by a health plan is permitted under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) in response to a request for information by a IV-D agency pursuant to a National Medical Support Notice (NMSN). Please see OCSE PIQ-2004-03 for more information.

Coverage

Selecting Coverage

If the noncustodial parent has not enrolled in an available health plan, there is a choice of coverage and the court has not ordered coverage by a specific plan, the employer shall enroll the child in a plan that will provide reasonable benefits or coverage where the child resides. If that coverage is not available, the employer will return the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) to our office within 20 days.

If the noncustodial parent has selected a health insurance plan prior to the issuance of a court order, the noncustodial parent’s selection will not be superseded unless the child will not be provided benefits or coverage where the child resides or the court order specifically directs other health coverage.

When Coverage is Not Available

When coverage is not available, the employer will return the NMSN to our office within 20 days of receipt.

Lapse of Coverage

The employer must notify our office if:

  • There is lapse in coverage; and if so,
  • The reason for the lapse, and
  • If the lapse is temporary, provide date coverage is expected to resume.

📅 We are Open Saturday May 15th!-Virtual Appointment Only

Be sure to get your Virtual Appointment Soon!

We are here to help! On Saturday, May 15th, 2021, we will be open virtually from 8:00 am -12:00 pm. Questions about applying for child support? Do you want to establish or modify your current child support order? Do you owe child support? We can help! 

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FREE Virtual WorkShop! Learn about the visitation calculator

The time you spend with your child can affect how much you pay in support!

RivCoDCSS is hosting a FREE Virtual Workshop. Join us live, May 20th, 2021, at 2 pm! We will provide up-to-date information regarding child support services and programs impacted by COVID-19 and we are featuring special guest Paola Castro, Department of Child Support, Deputy Attorney IV-S! & Superior Court Family Law Facilitators. 

We know that for some of you, the need for financial support for your children has increased. Many parents are experiencing the financial hardship of lost wages and worrying about the penalties for missed payments. This workshop can help you find some resources that may help! 

Tune in for more information! The virtual workshop will go live on our Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/RCDCSS/)

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☕ Just Brewed! Coffee Break Episode 4 Featuring DPSS

With your host Nathan Hartel & Special Guests: Department of Public Social Services

Welcome to RivCoDCSS Season 3 Episode 4 Coffee Break Podcast and “all things child support” with Host Nathan Hartel, Deputy Director of Programs and Operations. Special Guest today is Marivel Castaneda, Sr. Program Specialist, and Alisa Smith, Supervising Employment Services Counselor from our Community Partner, Department of Social Services (DPSS). The focus of this podcast is the self-sufficiency programs offered by DPSS, including the Welfare to Work Program.

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☕ Coffee Breaks Episode 3 with Special Guest First 5 Riverside!!!

with your host Deputy Director Nathan Hartel

It’s here! RivCoDCS’S Coffee Break Podcast, Episode 3 in our 3rd Seasons installment with our host Nathan Hartel, Deputy Director of Programs and Operations. In this podcast, we have Special Guest Tammi Graham, Executive Director for our community partner First 5 Riverside. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax, and listen to the podcast on our website, YouTube or subscribe to your podcast client! If you’ve never heard of First 5 you will be pleasantly surprised by their resources! 

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More COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for Riverside County Residents

Participants must register and have an appointment to get vaccinated

Riverside County residents who qualify are being encouraged to make an appointment to get their COVID-19 vaccination by signing up through the Riverside University Health System-Public Health website.
Hundreds of appointments are available through Friday at the four county-run clinics and those operated by Curative and OptumServe in Riverside County. Click on title for more information.

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Board of Supervisors Appoint New Health Officer

Riverside County News Release

During yesterday's closed session meeting, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors appointed Dr. Geoffrey Leung as the county’s new health officer, effective immediately.
Dr. Leung has been an integral member of the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the past year. Most recently, Dr. Leung has led the county’s Incident Management Team for the Riverside County vaccine rollout since December.

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Coffee Break's Episode 2 with Special Guest DPSS! Available Now! ☕

listen to our Expresso Shot! with Nathan Hartel & Department of Public Social Service (DPSS)

RivCoDCSS Coffee Break Podcast Season 3, Episode 2 with our host Nathan Hartel, Deputy Director of Programs and Operations is available now! This episode is an “Espresso Shot”, quick, over fast, but full of flavor and packs a punch! Information is shared about the RivCoDCSS helpful resource page and a new Job and Career Resource page.  Upcoming events are discussed!  Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and listen to the podcast on our website, youtube or subscribe on your podcast client! It’s an episode not to miss! 

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Coffee Break Podcast! New Season 3 is Here!

with Nathan Hartel

Riverside County Department of Child Support Services (RivCoDCSS) Season 3 will focus on our Community Partners and the Resources available to Riverside County residents. These Community Partners have the same ideals and commitment as RivCoDCSS to serve our clients and the community.

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New Services Fees

https://childsupport.ca.gov/servicefees/

Starting in February 2021, all credit and debit card transactions will include a service fee. You have four (4) options to make a payment with your credit or debit card.

Online:

  • Credit and debit cards processed online will charge a 1.9% service fee on every transaction. This fee is paid to the card processor and is not kept by Child Support Services.
  • Make an online payment now.

By phone:

  • Credit and debit cards processed over the phone will charge a 1.9% service fee on every transaction. This fee is paid to the card processor and is not kept by Child Support Services.
  • Make a payment over the phone now at 1-866-901-3212 and select Option 1.

At your local child support agency:

  • Credit and debit cards processed through an automated payment kiosk will charge a 2.2% service fee on every transaction. This fee is paid to the card processor and is not kept by Child Support Services.
  • To find out if your county has an automated payment kiosk available, check the listing on our Find A Local Office page. 

With PayPal:

  • There is a 2.49% ($3.95 minimum) service fee on every transaction. This fee is paid to the card processor and is not kept by Child Support Services.
  • You will need your Participant ID number and a PayPal account.
  • Make a PayPal payment now.
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COVID-19 Updates

Get up to date information regarding COVID-19 changes. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, California Child Support Services realizes the impact this is likely to have on case participants.  We know that for some of you, the need for financial support for your children will continue or increase. Paying parents may be experiencing the financial hardship of lost wages and worrying about the penalties for missed payments.

For up to date information, click here:

http://www.childsupport.ca.gov/covid-19-updates

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