CSEA Updates: Texas, California, and Washington

By Kate O'Kelly August 13, 2015

Insurers that participate in the ISO ClaimSearch® Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) Reporting Service will want to make note of recent activities related to the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) and the Child Support Lien Network (CSLN).

Texas

Texas SB 1174 has been passed, which means that insurers will be required to start matching claims on February 1, 2016. The following requirements have been excluded: all first-party property damage claims and third-party damage claims paid to a vendor or repair facility for the actual repair, replacement, or loss of use of real property or vehicle.

ISO ClaimSearch will make all necessary changes and add an additional option to include third-party property damage claims to be searched for the state of Texas. If you wish to participate, please provide us with an updated Data Authorization Form. If you had previously completed an updated Data Authorization Form for the state of Texas changes in 2014, this will be automatically updated and no further action is required.

California

Though California is a passive state, it has made efforts to introduce SB 585 into the California State Legislature. As of July 8, the bill was pulled and is now considered a two-year bill to allow sufficient time for amendments.

Washington

Washington has begun the process of working toward becoming a mandatory state for child support matching. The state has reached out to ISO ClaimSearch to inquire about the details of our current matching processes with CSLN and OCSE to facilitate a smooth transition as a mandatory requirement.

To join the CSEA Reporting Service or to confirm your current participation in its two programs, please contact Customer Support at 1-800-888-4476 or info.claimsearch@iso.com.


Kate O'Kelly

Katherine O’Kelly is the ClaimSearch compliance manager. She is responsible for compliance and state regulatory matters involving ISO 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.