Title: Information Comparison with Insurance Data.
OMB No.: New Collection.
Description: The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 amended section 452 of the Social Security Act (the Act) to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), to conduct comparisons of information concerning individuals owing past-due child support with information maintained by insurance companies (or their agents) concerning insurance claims, settlements, awards, and payments. The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) operates the FPLS in accordance with section 453(a)(1) of the Act. The Federal Case Registry of Child Support Orders (FCR) is maintained in the FPLS in accordance with section 453(h)(1) of the Act.
At the option of an insurer, the comparison may be accomplished by either of the following methods: under the first method, an insurer or the insurer's agent will submit to OCSE information concerning claims, settlements, awards, and payments. OCSE will then compare that information with information pertaining to individuals owing past-due support; under the second method, OCSE will furnish to the insurer or the insurer's agent a file containing information pertaining to individuals owing past-due support. The insurer or the insurer's agent will then compare that information with information pertaining to claims, settlements, awards, and payments. The insurer will furnish the information resulting from the comparison to OCSE.
On a daily basis, OCSE will furnish the results of a comparison to the State agencies responsible for collecting child support from the individuals by transmitting the Insurance Match Response Record. The results of the comparison will be used by the State agencies to collect from the insurance proceeds past-due child support owed by the individuals.
Respondents: Insurance companies or their agents, including the U.S. Department of Labor and State agencies administering workers' compensation programs.
Annual Burden Estimates
|Instrument||Number of respondents||Number of responses per respondent||Average burden hours per response||Total burden hours|
|Insurance Match Agreement||15||1||.5||8 *|
|Insurance Match File||15||52||.5||390|
|Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours||398 *|
|* Figures have been rounded up.|
Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202-395-6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.Start Signature
Dated: December 11, 2007.
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-6089 Filed 12-19-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M