Information Comparision with Insurance Data

ICR 202311-0970-003

OMB: 0970-0342

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
0970-0342 202311-0970-003
Received in OIRA 202010-0970-006
Information Comparision with Insurance Data
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 11/13/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 01/31/2024
31,173 28,390
3,091 2,818
0 0

The Information Comparison with Insurance Data Match (“Insurance Match”) program is a cooperative effort between the federal Office of Child Support Services (OCSS), states, insurers, and third-party administrators or agents. The information collected for the Insurance Match is necessary to help state child support agencies (“CSAs”) collect past-due support from noncustodial parents. To facilitate the Insurance Match, OCSS uses a centralized, efficient, secure, and cost-effective automated process that compares information about individuals who may receive a payment from an insurance claim, settlement, or award (“claim”) with information in the OCSS Debtor File (OMB #0970-0161, Federal Tax Refund Offset, Administrative Offset, and Passport Denial) to identify obligors who owe past-due support. State workers’ compensation agencies and the U.S. Department of Labor also provide OCSS with claim information for collecting past-due child support from noncustodial parents. State agency and insurer participation in the Insurance Match program is voluntary; however, 13 states have specific mandates for insurers to report claims. The Insurance Match program assists with meeting these state mandates. The information collection activities associated with the Insurance Match program are authorized by 42 U.S.C. § 652(a)(9) and (m), which authorizes the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), to conduct comparisons of information concerning individuals with a child support debt with information that insurers (or their agents) maintain concerning insurance claims. This approval request is for a revision of a currently approved information collection. An explanation of changes is provided under item #15 of Supporting Statement A.

US Code: 42 USC 652(a)(9) and (m) Name of Law: Information Comparisons with Insurance Data

Not associated with rulemaking

  88 FR 43356 07/07/2023
88 FR 77590 11/13/2023

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 31,173 28,390 0 2,783 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 3,091 2,818 0 273 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
Miscellaneous Actions
The Insurance Match instruments underwent minor edits to replace “Office of Child Support enforcement (OCSE)” with “Office of Child Support Services (OCSS)”. These adjustments constitute a program change but do not impact the burden. The burden hour increased since the previous approval, from 2,817.21 hours to 3,090.86 hours. This adjustment is the result of an increase in the number of new Insurance Match program respondents from 145 to 165 and adding a burden estimate for quarterly reporting respondents. The estimated average amount of time for each response is unchanged.

Molly Buck 202 205-4724 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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