Department of Employee Trust Funds
April 21, 2011
Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) Review
Health care continues to be one of the fastest-growing expenses
for employers and employees alike. The Department of Employee Trust
Funds (ETF), which administers the health insurance program for
more than 400 state and local government employers, identified in
2009 the potential risk of having ineligible dependents enrolled
in the program.
As part of our commitment to control health care costs, ETF, together
with Public Consulting Group (an independent audit firm) will conduct
a Dependent Eligibility Verification review this spring. Reviews
like this are common. This review will assist ETF in determining
the reliability that covered dependents are eligible. During the
review, a small sample of subscribers will receive a packet of documents
that must be completed and returned as directed. Of the 135,000
covered dependents in the program, 1,000 were randomly selected
to participate. Responses are due to Public Consulting Group by
May 27, 2011.
Public Consulting Group has been authorized by ETF to obtain the
required documentation from the subscriber. Protecting personal
information is a priority to ETF and Public Consulting Group. All
documents provided during this project will be securely stored and
protected through physical, electronic and procedural safeguards.
Public Consulting Group has signed a confidentiality agreement with
ETF requiring the company to comply with federal and state information
security and data protection regulations.
The following links will provide you with more information on the
If you receive survey materials and have questions, contact the
audit firm, Public Consulting Group, toll free at 1-800-936-0393.