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Medical plan dependent audit september 14 2010

Medical Plan Dependent AuditSeptember 14, 2010


Presentation outline

Presentation Outline

  • Background

  • Audit Process

  • Audit Results

  • Summary

  • Board Action Requested


Presentation outline1

Presentation Outline

  • Background

  • Audit Process

  • Audit Results

  • Summary

  • Board Action Requested


Background

Background

  • BCC

  • Comptroller

  • Tax Collector

  • Supervisor of Elections

  • Expressway Authority

  • Housing Finance Authority

  • OBT Development Board

  • Metroplan Orlando

  • Property Appraiser

  • Lynx

  • Clerk of Courts

  • Research and Development

  • I-Ride Trolley

Total Plan Members:

18,314

8,835

Covered Employees


Background1

Background

  • County’s Medical Plan expenses for 2009 reached over $85 million

  • Despite cost saving initiatives, healthcare costs are still trending at 10.9%

  • Beginning January 1, 2011 the County’s medical plan will become a Consumer Driven Health Plan


Background2

Background

  • A rising number of employers nationwide have conducted dependent eligibility audits as a way to contain healthcare costs

  • As of March 2008, 55% of surveyed employers planned to conduct an audit, and 74% planned to do so for 2009

  • Chapman Kelly eligibility audits often find between 5-12% of dependents are ineligible

  • Removing ineligible dependents could save between 4% and 6% of annual healthcare costs


Background3

Background

  • Beginning Fall 2008 employees were notified of the upcoming audit through:

    • Spiel Email Announcements

    • Live for Today, Plan for Tomorrow Newsletter Articles

    • HR In the Loop (video)

    • Department HR Representatives

  • Last opportunity to remove ineligible dependents was Open Enrollment for 2009


Background4

Background

  • In mid 2009, a Request for Proposal process was conducted to select an audit vendor

  • Audit firm Chapman Kelly was selectedin September of 2009 to conduct a full Dependent Audit


Presentation outline2

Presentation Outline

  • Background

  • Audit Process

  • Audit Results

  • Summary

  • Board Action Requested


Audit process

Audit Process

  • The audit was conducted for 5,073 employees, COBRA participants and retirees

  • These plan members covered 10,277 dependents as of January 1, 2009

  • Plan members were required to provide adequate documentation of eligibility


Audit process1

Audit Process

  • Human Resources sent a letter providing formal notification of the audit to plan members covering dependents on January 4, 2010

  • Chapman Kelly notified plan members of required documentation and instructions for compliance

  • Continual communication was provided throughout the audit


Audit process2

Audit Process

  • Employees were given until March 31, 2010 to provide documentation

  • On April 5th, Chapman Kelly sent a letter to employees who failed to respond by the March 31st deadline

  • HR reached out to plan members notifying of non-compliance and asking for signed acknowledgment

  • A last chance date of April 30, 2010 was given to comply with the audit


Audit process3

Audit Process

As documentation was collected:

  • Confirmation postcards were sent to plan members in compliance with the audit

  • Custom letters were sent to those who provided partial or insufficient documentation advising them to comply, or dependents would be removed from the plan


Presentation outline3

Presentation Outline

  • Background

  • Audit Process

  • Audit Results

  • Summary

  • Board Action Requested


Audit results

Audit Results

Results can be separated into four broad categories:

  • Eligible/Complete

  • Ineligible

  • Partial/Incomplete Response

  • Non-Response


Audit results1

Audit Results

Eligible/Complete

  • 97% were complete and eligible

  • Includes plan members with dependents who complied within the timeframe and provided sufficient documentation proving eligibility

  • Includes dropped dependents who were eligible until date of drop


Audit results2

Audit Results

Ineligible

  • <1% of audited dependents were found to be ineligible

    • BCC: 42

    • Non-BCC: 21

  • Includes plan members with ineligible dependents who were not dropped within 30 days of becoming ineligible

  • Dependents removed from plan through 1/1/2011


Audit results3

Audit Results

  • Partial/Incomplete Response

  • 2% were partial responses

    • BCC: 131

    • Non-BCC: 66

  • Includes plan members with dependents who did not provide sufficient or complete documentation

  • Dependents removed from plan through 1/1/2011


Audit results4

Audit Results

  • Non-Response

  • <1% did not respond

    • BCC: 25

    • Non-BCC: 16

  • Includes plan members with dependents who did not comply with the audit within the timeframe or at all

  • Remove dependents through 1/1/2012


Audit results5

Audit Results

January 2007 – June 2010 Claims

$262,129,949

Ineligible Claims:

$240,734

0.09%


Audit results6

Audit Results

January 2007 – June 2010 Claims

$262,129,949

Ineligible Claims:

$240,734

0.09%

Partial Response Claims:

$1,091,049

0.42%


Audit results7

Audit Results

January 2007 – June 2010 Claims

$262,129,949

Ineligible Claims:

$240,734

0.09%

Partial Response Claims:

$1,091,049

0.42%

Non-Response Claims:

$899,674

0.34%


Audit results8

Audit Results

January 2007 – June 2010 Claims

$262,129,949

Ineligible Claims:

$240,734

0.09%

Partial Response Claims:

$1,091,049

0.42%

Total of questionable claims represents <1% of total claims since 2007

Non-Response Claims:

$899,674

0.34%


Audit results9

Audit Results

Questionable Dependent Claim Costs (Since 2007)

76% of dependent claims were $5,000 or below

$

Number of Dependents


Audit results10

Audit Results

Questionable Dependent Claim Costs (Since 2007)

50% of dependent claims were $1,000 or below

$

Number of Dependents


Audit results11

Audit Results

Questionable Dependent Claim Costs (Since 2007)

The one claim over $500,000 was technically from an eligible dependent

$

Number of Dependents


Audit results12

Audit Results

During the course of the audit, over 3.1% of dependents were removed from the plan producing a theoretical savings of just under $1 million annually


Presentation outline4

Presentation Outline

  • Background

  • Audit Process

  • Audit Results

  • Summary

  • Board Action Requested


Summary

Summary

  • 97% of audited employees had eligible dependents and were compliant

  • 50% of ineligible, partial or non-response claims were under $1,000

  • Chapman Kelly and other auditors recommend removing ineligibles and cleaning up the plan going forward

  • Continue to require sufficient documentation when adding dependents (Implemented 1/1/09)


Presentation outline5

Presentation Outline

  • Background

  • Audit Process

  • Audit Results

  • Summary

  • Board Action Requested


Board action requested

Board Action Requested

BCC ratification of the implementation plan:

  • Require sufficient documentation at time of enrollment (Implemented 1/1/09)

  • Non-recoupment of dependent claims

  • Removal of partial and ineligible dependents through 1/1/2011

  • Removal of non-response dependents through 1/1/2012


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Medical Plan Dependent AuditSeptember 14, 2010


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