Minnesota joins OCSE Insurance Match Program

By Kate O'Kelly  |  February 4, 2015

Minnesota has joined the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) program, bringing the total number of participating states and jurisdictions to 54.

The ISO ClaimSearch® Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) program includes the Child Support Lien Network (CSLN) program and the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) program. Companies can participate in one or both of these child support intercept services. ISO has added Minnesota to the ISO ClaimSearch OCSE program for participating companies.

When you submit casualty claims for claimants residing in those jurisdictions, the system will automatically check the claimant names against the OCSE database of delinquent child support obligors. If there’s a match, the system will send the claim to the OCSE, which will refer the claim to the appropriate state child support enforcement agency. That agency may, at its discretion, place a lien on your settlement of the claim.

If you participate in all states, we’ll add Minnesota automatically to the searches for your company’s claims. If you don’t participate in all states, you may add the new ones to your list of participating states by completing an ISO ClaimSearch CSEA/OCSE Authorization Form.

Your company can participate in the CSEA/CSLN service for one, several, or all states. There’s no cost to insurers or self-insureds to participate.

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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.