2018 Wyoming Statutes
SECTION 20-2-406 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 20-2-406 (2018)

20-2-406. Definitions.

(a) As used in this act:

(i) "Department" means the department of family services;

(ii) "Employer" means any person who owes income to an obligor, including but not limited to, the United States government, a state government, any unit of local government and any school district;

(iii) "IV-D agency" means the department of family services or any other state's IV-D agency as defined by that state;

(iv) "IV-D case" means a case with respect to a child in which support enforcement services are provided in accordance with Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act by the child support enforcement unit of the department to a custodian of a child who is a recipient of services under title 42, chapters 1, 2 or 4, of the Wyoming statutes, or is a recipient of Title IV-E foster care. The term also includes any case in which a parent or custodian of a child applies to the child support enforcement unit of the department for support enforcement services and pays a fee for such services;

(v) "Medical child support order" means an order, judgment or decree, including the approval of a settlement agreement, issued by a court or tribunal, requiring a parent to provide health care coverage for a child and which may require a payor to enroll the child in a health care benefit plan;

(vi) "Mistake of fact" means an error in the amount of current support or arrearages, in the identity of the obligor or that the order of support does not exist or has been vacated;

(vii) "National medical support notice" means the federally approved national medical support notice used to enforce the provision of health care coverage in IV-D cases for children of noncustodial parents who are required to provide health care coverage through an employment-related group health plan in accordance with a child support order;

(viii) "Obligor" means a person who owes a duty of support for a child;

(ix) "Payor" means any employer or other person who pays income to an obligor and who has or provides health care coverage to employees;

(x) "Title IV-D" means Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act which established the federal child support enforcement program;

(xi) "Accessible" means the health care insurance plan is available and provides coverage for the child residing within the geographic area covered by the insurance plan;

(xii) "Cash medical support" means any child support order calculated pursuant to article 3 of this chapter, or an amount ordered to be paid toward the cost of health care coverage provided by another parent through the parent's employer or otherwise, or for other medical costs not covered by insurance;

(xiii) "Reasonable cost" means the cost to provide health care coverage or to provide cash medical support for children at no more than five percent (5%) of the providing party's income, as defined in W.S. 20-2-303(a)(ii);

(xiv) "This act" means W.S. 20-2-401 through 20-2-406.

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