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Medical support is a form of child support that is often provided through an employer's health insurance plan. Child support agencies will send a National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) to the employer to order coverage for an employee's child(ren).  The NMSN may accompany an income withholding order or it may be sent separately.

Nebraska law requires that every support order include a provision for medical support. There are two types of medical support: 

  1. Health care coverage - If a parent can provide health insurance for their children privately or through an employer, they may be ordered to do so. In Nebraska, both parents may be ordered to provide health insurance.
  2. Cash medical - If neither parent has access to health insurance for their children, cash medical support may be ordered. Cash medical support is an amount a non-custodial parent may be ordered to pay to help with the cost of health care coverage.

National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) - If you are ordered to provide health care insurance, an NMSN may be sent to your employer instructing them to enroll your children in the available health insurance plan. You will receive a copy of this notice.