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Medical support and health care coverage

Medical support means providing health care coverage for a joint child by carrying or contributing to the cost of:

In Minnesota, every child support order must include health care coverage for the children. A parent's obligation will include medical support and will be part of their child support case. The court order will specify:

  • If a parent is ordered to provide or maintain health care coverage for the children
  • The cost of premiums and how that cost is divided between the parents
  • How costs not paid by health insurance (Unreimbursed and uninsured medical expenses) will be divided and collected by the parents
  • Reasons, if any, the obligation to provide health care coverage will shift from one parent to the other.

Frequently asked questions about how the court determines medical support

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