8.F Medical Support Matrix
Appendix 8.F – Medical Support Matrix
Wyo. Stat. 20-2-401 requires that all support orders address medical support. The statute states that one or both parents shall provide insurance if it is available at a reasonable cost and the benefits are accessible to the children. Wyo. Stat. 20-2-406(xi) defines accessible as providing coverage for the child(ren) within the geographic area covered by the insurance plan. Wyo. Stat. 20-2-406(xiii) defines reasonable cost as 5% of the providing parties gross income.
Below is a matrix that can be used by the District Court Judge, District CSE Attorney, or other staff to determine the accessibility and reasonableness of available health insurance.
NCP lives in same geographic location as child: Yes_____ No_____ If yes, then accessible____
Insurance is accessible anywhere in the country: Yes___ No ___If yes ,then accessible___
Insurance is only accessible in NCP’s geographic area: Yes__ No __ If yes ,then NOT accessible___
CP lives in same geographic location as child: Yes___ No__ If yes, then accessible____
Insurance is accessible anywhere in the country: Yes___ No____ if yes then accessible_____
Insurance is only accessible in CP’s geographic area: Yes___ No____ If yes, then NOT accessible______
REASONABLE COST DETERMINATION
MEDICAL SUPPORT SUMMARY