Who pays health insurance?
Who pays health insurance? The court shall consider the cost and quality of health insurance coverage available to the parties and shall give priority to health insurance coverage available through the employment of one of the parties. If health insurance is available for the child through the obligor’s * employment, the court shall order the obligor to include the child in the obligor’s health insurance. If health insurance is not available through obligor’s employment, the court may order the obligee* to provide health insurance for the child, in such event, shall order the obligor to pay additional child support to be withheld from earnings to obligee for the actual cost of the health insurance. If health insurance is not available as stated above, the court shall order the obligor to provide health insurance for the child if the court finds that health insurance is available for the child from another source and that the obligor is financially able to provide it.
* “Obligor” means a person required to make payments under the terms of a support order for a child.
* “Obligee” means a person or entity entitled to receive payments of child support, including an agency of this state or of another jurisdiction to which a person has assigned the person’s right to support.