Employer Resources

EMPLOYER RESOURCES

Employers are vital partners of the child support program. Employers work cooperatively with the child support program to ensure that children receive regular and consistent financial and medical support.

Child Support Orders

All child support orders must now include provisions for collecting the support obligation through income withholding and for providing for medical support for the child. The medical support order will require either that the child be enrolled in available private health insurance, or that the obligor pay an additional sum for a cash medical support obligation if private health insurance is not available at a reasonable cost to the parents.

Income Withholding

If the parent is ordered to pay a family support obligation, the employer (or other source of income) will receive an Income Withholding order telling the employer how to withhold the support obligation. Please visit the Ohio Office of Child Support’s resources on complying with an income withholding order for more information – visit website

More Information

For more information on making support payments, visit the Ohio Office of Child Support’s website.

For assistance in calculating the amounts to withhold if the parent has multiple income withholding orders, visit www.ocda.us, click the CALCULATOR tab and follow the instructions.

Electronic Income Withholding Orders (e-IWO)

Did you know that employers can choose to automate their receipt of income withholding orders? By signing up for e-IWO (electronic income withholding orders) the child support program can use Secure File Transfer Program (SFTP) to send electronic income withholding orders to employers. In addition, employers can send acknowledgments back indicating whether they are accepting or rejecting the withholding order. There is no cost to participate in the program. Many employers have found this to be a cost effective and efficient method of handling income withholding orders for their employees.

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Transfer Program (SFTP) to send electronic income withholding orders to employers. In addition, employers can send acknowledgments back indicating whether they are accepting or rejecting the withholding order. There is no cost to participate in the program. Many employers have found this to be a cost effective and efficient method of handling income withholding orders for their employees.

National Medical Support Notice (NMSN)

If a parent is ordered to provide private health insurance, the CSEA will send a National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) to the employer. The NMSN requires the employer to enroll the child in health insurance coverage that is available through the employer. For more information on complying with a National Medical Support Notice, visit the Ohio Office of Child Support’s medical support resources at.


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coverage that is available through the employer. For more information on complying with a National Medical Support Notice, visit the Ohio Office of Child Support’s medical support resources at.

Top 10 Things You Should Know When Deducting Child Support

The OCDA has published this helpful reminder guide for employers who receive an income withholding order to withhold child support payments from their employee’s paychecks.

Employer Electronic Payment Guide

This step-by-step guide shows employers how to remit payments electronically. Child support payments can be remitted using Electronic Fund Transfer or ExpertPaySM. Paying electronically is the most efficient and cost-effective way for employers to remit child support payments.

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the most efficient and cost-effective way for employers to remit child support payments.