R.S. §9:315.4 Health Insurance Premiums (Addition to Basic Obligation)

§9:315.4.  Health insurance premiums; addition to basic obligation

A. In any child support case, the court may order one of the parties to enroll or maintain an insurable child in a health benefits plan, policy, or program.  In determining which party should be required to enroll the child or to maintain such insurance on behalf of the child, the court shall consider each party’s individual, group, or employee’s health insurance program, employment history, and personal income and other resources.  The cost of health insurance premiums incurred on behalf of the child shall be added to the basic child support obligation.

B. In any case in which the department is providing support enforcement services, the child support order shall require one or both of the parties to provide medical support for the child.

Acts 1989, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 9, §1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989; Acts 1995, No. 236, §1; Acts 2001, No. 1082, §1; Acts 2006, No. 481, §1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006.

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