Things change, you hire new employees, and your current employees have life events that can impact dependent status and spousal coverage.
Make sure you’re on top of these situations so that no dollars are spent that don’t need to be.
Consova performs Ongoing Verifications as follows:
- Post open enrollment
- Spouse and working spouse re-review on an 18-month cycle.
What are you waiting for? We’ll provide you with a Free Estimate of your potential savings as well as a time line for the work to be completed. We do all the work and you get the savings.
Protect Your Plan’s Integrity Between Full Dependent Audits
To enable payers to continue mitigating risk long after the initial audit has been completed, Consova offers highly customizable Ongoing Dependent Eligibility Verification services. Statistics show that upwards of 40% of dependents who are initially identified as ineligible are re-enrolled during the next open enrollment. Approximately 80% of these individuals still do not qualify as legal dependents, leading to substantial risk exposure for the employer and an erosion of the savings generated from the initial audit. This is why Ongoing Dependent Verification is so important.
Identifying 8-10% of Dependents as Ineligible on Average
In order to reduce costs and protect your initial investment, constant dependent eligibility verification is necessary. Any time a dependent is added to the plan, they should be subject to the same strict standards of dependent eligibility verification, whether during open enrollment or during a qualifying event change.
Consova’s Ongoing Dependent Eligibility audit services verify dependent eligibility in an ongoing manner. We do this through a continuous review of new hires, post open enrollment, as well as periodic re-review of certain dependent classifications. Additionally, we monitor for employees with life event status changes.
Periodic Spouse Re-Reviews
High divorce rates, coupled with the high costs of offering coverage for dependent spouses, lead to significant risk exposure for employers. To mitigate this risk, employers should conduct a comprehensive spouse re-review for any spouse not audited in the past 18-24 months. On average, Consova finds 8-12% of enrolled spouses to be ineligible during a spouse re-review.
Dependent Eligibility Verification
Each year, ineligible dependents inappropriately utilize up to a staggering 3-5% of plan assets. Learn how Consova mitigates this risk and delivers unmatched results for our clients through comprehensive dependent eligibility verification.
Working Spouse Provision Verification
Consova’s Working Spouse Provision audit enables employers to boost participation in the rule by 300% or more by confirming the availability of coverage directly with a spouse’s employer. Learn how your plan can achieve 30% participation in its spousal surcharge or exclusion rule.