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Child Support

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February 6, 2020

If the other parent provides health insurance for my child, will I be kept informed of changes to the insurance?

Yes. The parent ordered to provide health insurance is supposed to provide written notice of any change in the insurance coverage to the other parent. Also, the employer or insurance company that provides the insurance coverage is supposed to give you whatever information you need about the coverage if you request it in writing.1 When a noncustodial parent ordered to provide health insurance changes jobs, s/he is supposed to tell the new employer to enroll your child in the new health insurance plan.2

1 NCGS § 50-13.11(b),(c)
2 NCGS § 50-13.11(f)