TITLE

Dependent audits surge as employers look for cost-cutting alternatives

AUTHOR(S)
KOSTER, KATHLEEN
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Aug2009, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on dependent eligibility audits as a means for employers to eliminate excessive health plan costs. A research by MBI audit services found that employers that conduct such audits generally realize 3 to 12 percent of covered dependents are not eligible for their plan. The practice of eligibility audits has become popular following the work done by U.S. automakers General Motors and Ford in the area.
ACCESSION #
43760434

 

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