Child support change health insurance

We have had a child support order through child support enforcement since 2016, in 2019 we were approved to modify because there was a change in income. We use worksheet A. My exhusband has been receiving a credit for health insurance because he carried our children on his health insurance. He was recently remarried and put himself and our children on his new wife’s health insurance. Should he still receive the credit? Is he allowed to just switch insurances like that just because he is now married. Thank you!

I should also add in our consent order, it state he is to carry the health insurance for our children.

Yes, the father can put the children on his wife’s insurance policy and still receive the credit on the child support worksheet. He is still maintaining the health insurance for the children, even if the policyholder is actually his wife, so unless the court order states that he must be the policyholder, it is likely within the court order to carry the children’s health insurance on the wife’s policy.

Anna Ayscue

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