Dependent Eligibility Audit
We are all aware of how important it is to have adequate health care coverage. We also know how expensive paying for health care can be. What you may not know is that the University of Nebraska is self-insured, which means health claims are paid by the university, not by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.

As your employer, part of our responsibility is to keep costs down so we can maintain an affordable health care plan for all employees. We must also make sure that only those dependents who are actually eligible are the ones being provided with coverage. National studies show that each dependent’s health care costs average approximately $2,500 each year. Covering people who are not eligible raises our cost for health coverage, which is reflected in the premiums deducted from our pay.

In an effort to control these costs we have retained the services of a highly recommended independent auditor, Chapman Kelly, an HMS Employer Solution, to conduct a Dependent Eligibility Audit of our medical and dental plans. The firm is known for its professionalism, confidentiality and sensitivity to employee needs and concerns. Chapman Kelly has conducted Dependent Eligibility Audits for over 35 Fortune 500 companies and multiple higher education clients such as the University of Michigan, University of Alabama, University of Georgia, University of Akron, and Xavier University. Their dependent audit process has a tremendous record of obtaining substantial savings, which will help keep future premiums as low as possible.

If you have dependents enrolled in the University of Nebraska medical and/or dental plans, you will receive a series of correspondence addressed to your home from Chapman Kelly beginning in early February. If you do not have dependents enrolled in a benefit plan, you will not receive any letters.

It’s important for you to know that neither Chapman Kelly nor the University of Nebraska is interested in personal details. Some employees will however, be asked to provide Social Security Numbers for their dependents (if missing from their university membership record) due to a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement. The documents you submit are used solely to verify dependent eligibility so we can be assured that only those who are eligible for coverage under the terms of the university’s medical and dental plans receive those benefits. Further details regarding verification documentation, privacy and security will be provided by Chapman Kelly.

Listed below is the contact information for Chapman Kelly.
Fax – (888) 938-6161
Mail – P.O. Box 1587, Jeffersonville, IN 47131
Telephone – (877) 478-0448


General Time Period
February 7 - February 28, 2011 Amnesty Phase
March 7 - May 6, 2011 Verification Phase

Specific Dates
February 1, 2011 Announcement to employees regarding Dependent Eligibility Audit Program
February 7, 2011 Amnesty Phase Begins - Allows employee to drop ineligible dependents without consequence
February 28, 2011 Amnesty Phase Ends
February 28, 2011 Insurance Coverage Ending Date - Coverage ending date for ineligible dependents reported during Amnesty, Verification, and Grace period
March 7, 2011 Verification Phase Begins - Verification letter mailed to employees which informs members that by not providing documentation, a dependent's coverage will be dropped effective February 28, 2011
May 6, 2011 Verification Phase Ends
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