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Administering National Medical Support Notice & Badgercare


National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) is a federal requirement that occurs when a court orders the parent in question to provide insurance coverage for their minor child(ren).

BadgerCare is a Children's Health Insurance Program which provides coverage to children and families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford employer coverage.

Process Considerations:

  • UW Shared Services is considered the Employer and the Benefit Administrator for these processes and will involve the campus if applications are needed.
  • NMSN coverage for new dependent(s) will be effective first of the month on or after receipt of the health application, if not specified on the NMSN.
    • The UW is required to follow the NMSN until modified court orders have been received.
    • The employee is not legally allowed to remove the child(ren).
  • BadgerCare coverage for dependents and families will be effective as dated on the BadgerCare form. 
    • Coverage remains in place until BadgerCare notifies the employee of change in benefits.
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Both National Medical Support Notice and BadgerCare processes are handled internally by UW Shared Services. The only time an institution needs to be involved is if an application needs to be collected from the employee.

If you receive requests/documentation for either NMSN or BadgerCare, please forward to UW Shared Services processing.

KeywordsNMSN, national medical support notice, badgercare BN, Benefits BN, Benefits   Doc ID87642
OwnerChristina S.GroupUW–Shared Services
Created2018-11-09 10:11:16Updated2024-05-14 10:47:01
SitesUW–Shared Services
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