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RULE §55.602Child Support Lien Network

(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 insurancematch@acf.hhs.gov. 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

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