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Indiana Insurance Industry Outreach

To Whom It May Concern:

The Indiana Child Support Bureau, a division of the Indiana Department of Child Services, is committed to providing financial stability for Indiana families affected by child support orders. The Child Support Bureau is continuously working to increase child support collections for this reason. Toward this end, we have recently begun working with the Child Support Lien Network (CSLN).

CSLN was established to match delinquent non-custodial parents (NCPs) to insurance settlement and workers compensation claims, specifically for the purpose of intercepting these moneys to bring NCPs current on their child support obligations.

A secure Internet website is one of the means available for exchange of this data. We believe you will find the website easy to use. The data is also available through electronic interface. It is also our hope that this will facilitate your company’s ability to “match” the delinquent non-custodial parent information with your company’s insurance claims.

Indiana Code IC 31-16-15-19 allows the Child Support Bureau to issue an income withholding order for any lump sum payments that a delinquent NCP may receive. If a ‘match’ is found between a delinquent NCP and your insurance company, you will receive an income withholding order. This income withholding order should be honored at the time a claim is settled. A copy of this income withholding order will also be sent to the NCP.

This means of collecting past-due child support is so important because an intercepted insurance claim settlement may be the only way for a family to recover years of unpaid child support. For that reason, we are asking for your participation in this new and exciting program. Together with CSLN, we will help ensure the financial stability of Indiana families who rely on child support for their financial well-being.

On behalf of all the children who will benefit from this program, I would like to personally thank you for your partnership in this worthwhile venture.

Sincerely,

Wendy Yerkes
Deputy Director
Child Support Bureau
Indiana Department of Child Services

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