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Employers: National Medical Support Notice

North Dakota Century Code

26.1-36.5-03. Enrollment of children. If a parent is required by a court or administrative order to provide health coverage for a child and the parent is eligible for family health coverage through an insurer, the insurer shall:

  1. Permit the parent to enroll under family coverage any child who is otherwise eligible for coverage without regard to any open enrollment restrictions and subject to the prohibited practices provisions of this chapter;
  2. If a parent fails to provide health coverage for any child, enroll the child under family coverage upon application by the child's other parent or by the department of human services;
  3. Upon receipt of the national medical support notice issued under section 14-09-08.20 from the employer:
    1. Comply with the provisions of the national medical support notice;
    2. Within forty business days of the date of the national medical support notice, take appropriate action pursuant to the notice; and
    3. Enroll the child, and the obligor if necessary, in the insurer's default plan, if any, if required under subsection 2 of section 14-09-08.20; and
  4. Not disenroll or eliminate coverage for any child unless the insurer is provided satisfactory written evidence that:
    1. The court or administrative order is no longer in effect; or
    2. The child is or will be enrolled with comparable coverage that will take effect no later than the effective date of disenrollment.


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