2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 20 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 2 - Dissolution of Marriage
Article 4 - Medical Support for Children
Section 20-2-402 - Employer's Obligations.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 20-2-402 (2019)

20-2-402. Employer's obligations.

(a) Where a parent is required by a court or administrative order to provide health coverage for a child, at the time of the order, which is offered by and available through an employer doing business in this state to the parent, the employer is required to comply with the following:

(i) To permit the parent who has already met eligibility requirements, to enroll, under the family coverage, any child who is otherwise eligible for the coverage without regard to any enrollment season restrictions;

(ii) If the parent is enrolled but fails to make application to obtain coverage for the child, to permit enrollment of the child under family coverage upon application by the child's other parent, the department of health in administering the Wyoming Medical Assistance and Services Act or the department of family services in administering the child support enforcement program;

(iii) To transfer the national medical support notice to the appropriate group health plan providing the health care coverage for which the child is eligible within twenty (20) business days after the date of the national medical support notice;

(iv) To withhold from the employee's compensation the employee's share, if any, of premiums for health coverage and to pay this amount to the insurer;

(v) Not to disenroll, or eliminate coverage of, the child unless the employee is no longer insured by that employer's plan or the employer is provided satisfactory written evidence that:

(A) The court or administrative order is no longer in effect;

(B) The child is or will be enrolled in comparable health coverage which will take effect not later than the effective date of disenrollment;

(C) The employer has eliminated family health coverage for all of its employees; or

(D) The employee is no longer working for the employer.

(vi) To notify the department within thirty (30) business days whenever the obligor's employment is terminated. The notice shall include the following information:

(A) When the obligor left the employment;

(B) The last known address of the obligor;

(C) The last known telephone number for the obligor; and

(D) The name, address and telephone number of the obligor's new employer, if known.

(b) No employer shall use the existence of the medical child support order authorized by this act:

(i) As grounds for discharge or discipline;

(ii) To otherwise penalize an obligor; or

(iii) As grounds to refuse to employ a person.

(c) Any employer who violates subsection (a) or (b) of this section is subject to a civil penalty of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). Any penalty collected under this section shall be distributed to the county public school fund in the county where the penalty was collected.

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