In compliance with legislation, effective March 29, 2019, Ohio laws regarding medical support (ORC 3119.29 and following) have changed. The Ohio Revised Code continues to require that all child support orders require the parents to purchase private health insurance coverage if it is reasonable in cost. However, there is now a legal presumption that the child support obligee (person who receives child support) will provide medical insurance for the children of the order. The presumption can be rebutted by the following:
Under current law, cash medical is now paid by the child support obligor (payor) at all times as part of the child support order.
This does not apply to all existing cases; only new orders or orders that are modified on or after the March 29, 2019 effective date.