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FAQ - Child Support

I cannot get health insurance at my job. The noncustodial parent has good benefits at work. Can the noncustodial parent be required to carry the children on his or her insurance?

Yes. The child support guidelines of Arizona and state law require that one of the parents provide medical insurance when it is available at a reasonable cost. The DCSS office must petition the court to include medical support in any order for child support when employment related or other group health insurance is available to the noncustodial parent at a reasonable cost. Court orders can also be modified to include health insurance coverage.

Response provided by the Department of Child Support Services