|(a) The CSD has contracted with the State of Rhode
Island and Providence Plantations to participate in the Child Support
Lien Network (CSLN). CSLN provides an insurer with two methods of
matching: an Automated Data Match, or an Interactive Lookup. An insurer
subject to the requirements of this subchapter may choose to provide
or obtain matching information using either or both the CSLN Automated
Data Match process and the CSLN Interactive Lookup.
(b) As an alternative to an automated data match with
CSLN, an insurer can participate in a similar automated data match
with the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE). An insurer
may obtain information about the OCSE match program, including enrollment
in it, by going to the OCSE website at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse/
and opening "Insurance Companies" under "Other Partners" on the website's
main page or the insurer may contact OCSE directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An insurer or agent of an insurer participating in OCSE's automated,
data match process may either submit information on claims to OCSE
or receive a file from OCSE containing information about individuals
who owe past-due support (delinquent obligor information) and generate
a match file to OCSE. In lieu of performing an automated data match
at the time a claim for economic benefits is submitted, an insurer
can perform periodic data matching in advance of such claims. Advance
periodic data matching shall occur no less frequently than quarterly.
In the event of a match, the insurer will not process the claim without
first confirming with CSD that the match is still valid and receiving
and processing either a notice of child support lien, an income withholding
order to secure payment of the amount of past-due support or a release.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §55.602 adopted to be effective June 10, 2003, 28 TexReg 4409; amended to be effective March 5, 2008, 33 TexReg 1762; amended to be effective March 16, 2010, 35 TexReg 2153; amended to be effective December 2, 2013, 38 TexReg 8639