As part of the health care initiatives announced during Open Enrollment for Fiscal Year 2013, the University has begun two audits: 1) a Dependent Eligibility Audit; and 2) a Working Spouse/Same Sex Domestic Partner (SSDP) Audit. As healthcare costs continue to increase at rates exceeding ordinary inflation, employers (including institutions of higher education), are increasingly using these types of audits to help control costs and ensure the continued viability of their insurance programs.
Both of these audits will begin on October 8, 2012 with a completion deadline of November 21, 2012. Ball State University has retained the services of HMS Employer Solutions (HMS), an independent audit firm, to perform these audits on our behalf. HMS specializes in delivering these types of audit services to private and public self-insured employers of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals and universities such as the University of Michigan, the University of Akron and the University System of Georgia, to name but a few.
If you have questions regarding the Dependent Eligibility Audit, please contact HMS Employer Solutions Customer Care toll free at 866-252-0635, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST. You can also visit
to check your status, upload verification documents, and link to resources that will help you obtain required documentation.
Please note that the Payroll & Employee Benefits department cannot provide you with copies of previously submitted documentation regarding your dependents.
Letter Announcing Audits from Randy Howard, Vice President of Business Affairs & Trearurer (PDF)
Dependent Eligibility Rules (PDF) - Please review the dependent eligibility rules for our medical plans effective July 1, 2012.
Dependent Eligibility Audit Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Working Spouse/Same-Sex Domestic Partner Audit
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