State and federal laws provide for a special enrollment opportunity for children in certain cases when ordered by a court. The enrollment opportunity is for eligible children who are not currently covered, and it may provide an enrollment opportunity not otherwise available. When the court orders such coverage for a child or children, a copy of the National Medical Support Notice should be attached to the application.

If the parent named in the notice is currently enrolled, the child(ren) will be added to his or her current plan. If the parent is not enrolled, in most circumstances the issuing agency will select the plan for family coverage. If the issuing agency does not, the employee will be enrolled in our program's default plan, the Access Plan.