Compensation and Benefits

Controlling Health-Care Costs with Dependent Eligibility Audits

Controlling Health-Care Costs with Dependent Eligibility Audits

Dependents represent a large portion of the cost of many employers’ health plans, but how many of those enrolled dependents are legitimately eligible for health coverage benefits? The answer is fewer than you think. One might assume that ineligibility is a matter of extraordinary circumstances, but the internal audits of an increasing number of public and private sector organizations are proving otherwise. The bottom line: Ineligible dependents are probably costing your government money.


  • Publication date: June 2015
  • Author: Mark Mack
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