The Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation (County Mutual) and Community Insurance Corporation, has been invited to be a part of a federal program that partners with insurers to compare claims data with individuals that owe child support. Aegis Corporation is the general administrator for both of these companies.
The Insurance Match Program is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families' Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE).
Recently the County Mutual and Community Insurance Corporation Boards approved participating in the Insurance Match Program. Both companies will now work with the OCSE to compare claims data with those individuals delinquent in child support and provide the information to the State Child Support Enforcement (CSE) agency responsible to collect the past due money.
“We are excited to be a part of this worthwhile federal program and help children and families receive the child support payments they deserve,” said David Bisek, Senior Vice President of Claims and Litigation Management for Aegis Corporation, which is the general administrator for the County Mutual and Community Insurance Corporation. “In 2012 the support owed to kids in this country was over $114 billion and we are proud to play a part in assisting our government in returning some of these funds to kids, where they belong.”
The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 amended Section 452 of the Social Security Act to authorize comparisons of information about individuals delinquent in their child support obligations with claim information kept by insurers or their agents. For participating insurers or agents, there is a non-liability clause in the legislation.
According to the OCSE, the partnership between the insurance industry and the child support program is working well. Of the 53 states and territories participating, 25 have reported over $20 million in collections for children and families nationwide.
“The County Mutual and Community Insurance Corporation has built our foundation on doing the right thing for our insureds and those impacted in our communities,” said Josh Bindl, WCA Director of Programs and Services. “We are ready to participate in this program and look forward to making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin children and their families.”
For more information on the OCSE Insurance Match Program, click here.