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California might be the next state to participate in child support matching

On February 26, 2015, Bill SB 585 was introduced into the California state legislature. If it passes, insurers and self-insureds will need to ensure that they’re in compliance with the law, which requires them to participate in a data match program to match claims against the state’s file of delinquent obligors of child support payments.

On March 27, 2015, seven trade organizations collectively released correspondence to the state advising that they will oppose the bill if it is not amended. With the support of industry trade associations, ISO has provided feedback to the state of California to amend the bill to ensure that if any mandatory legislation is passed, insurers and self-insureds will be compliant with the law through ISO ClaimSearch® participation in California’s Child Support Lien Network (CSLN) or the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE).

For questions on which states are currently participating in ISO ClaimSearch reporting services or to add California to your participating states, please contact us at

Kate O'Kelly

Katherine O’Kelly is the ClaimSearch compliance manager. She is responsible for compliance and state regulatory matters involving ClaimSearch, the property/casualty insurance industry’s “all claims” database. Katherine has five years of claims experience in the property/casualty industry, with a specialization in workers' compensation.

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