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Indiana Child Support Guidelines – Updated

Recently, the Indiana Child Support Guidelines (“IPTG”) http://www.in.gov/judiciary/rules/child_support/ were updated.  Some of the changes were necessary to comply with the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).   One of the biggest changes has to do with health insurance.  In the past, courts could (or did) order parents to cover their children if the insurance was available at a reasonable cost.  Under the ACA, individuals are required to carry health insurance (some exceptions do apply, which will not be discussed).  There is now a rebuttable presumption that insurance is available at a reasonable cost. Thus one or both parents will be required to provide health insurance when accessible to the child(ren) at a reasonable cost.  Health insurance is considered accessible  if it covers the geographic area in which the child lives, with consideration of factors including the provider network.  If you have any questions, contact Bandemer Law at 260-428-2208.

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