Employers play a key role in the collection of child support payments. Child support information available to employers include the following:
New Hire Reporting
Employers are required to report information on newly hired or rehired employees. New hires reported by employers are matched against child support cases to help locate parents, establish court orders for support, or enforce existing support orders. Timely receipt of new hire data allows states to quickly issue income withholding notices. Other government programs use this data for determining individuals’ eligibility for programs such as public assistance, unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation and to reduce incorrect or fraudulent benefit payments.
Report new hires through the Wyoming New Hire Reporting Center.
Employers are required to withhold the amount on the notice of Income Withholding for Support from an employee’s pay.
Information for employers interested in receiving income withholding notices electronically is available on the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement’s Employer Services website.
Please refer to the following documents for Information and instructions about payment remittance:
Employers can submit payments electronically by contacting the Wyoming State Disbursement Unit (SDU) at 307-777-5300 or 1-888-570-9914 (fax: 307-777-5301) or by mailing checks to:
Wyoming Department of Family Services
State of Wyoming Disbursement Unit
2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Bldg, Fifth Floor. Suite A
Cheyenne, WY 82002
National Medical Support Notice
Employers and health insurance plan administrators are required to respond to the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) sent by the child support program for their employees who are ordered to provide dependent health care coverage. Employers and plan administrators must assure that employee dependents have access to insurance open enrollment and are not denied coverage for any of the following reasons:
- Parents were never married.
- Dependent lacks the employee’s last name.
- Dependent is not claimed on the employee’s federal income tax return.
- Dependent does not reside with the employee or in the insurer’s service area.
Upon enrollment of the dependent(s), employers must deduct the required health care coverage premiums from the employee’s pay and send the deduction to the provider. Employers must also deduct cash medical support as identified on the notice of Income Withholding for Support and send the deduction with the support withholdings per the instructions under SUBMIT PAYMENT.
Employees may not eliminate coverage of the dependent(s) without written proof that the order is no longer in effect or the dependent will be enrolled in a comparable health insurance plan.