Child support calculation for Health insurance high deductible plan

I have been separated for 7 months and still negotiating the separation agreement. My son is 14 years old and lives with me. He does not want to visit his father.
I am using worksheet A for primary custody to calculate the amount of child support owed to me. I have a high-deductible health insurance plan from work to cover me and my child. The annual deductible is $3400 and employers contributes $1500 to my HSA plan at the beginning of the year. I put an additional $80 per month to the HSA which comes out of the paycheck.
The Health insurance premium in the worksheet will include only the premium amount or should I also add the HSA amount for deductibles? I had to pay $2500 out of pocket for my son’s orthodontic braces.

For the child support worksheet, the amount you enter for health insurance is only the health insurance premium you pay per month which is attributable to your son. It does not include HSA contributions or portions of the premium attributable to someone other than the minor child(ren) for which child support is being calculated.

For uninsured healthcare expenses for the minor child, you should include a provision in the separation agreement or consent order which provides for a division of those expenses between the two parents.

Anna Ayscue

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