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CMS Has Extended the Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit Deadline

CMS Has Extended the Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit Deadline

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Posted: 
December 3, 2013
Deadline Extended Calendar

The deadline for returning Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit (DEVA) forms has been extended until January 31, 2014.

SURS members should continue to call the HMS Employer Solutions call center with their questions – 877-658-0596.

In October, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) retained the services of HMS Employer Solutions (HMS) to conduct a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit.

The current audit affects retirees with covered dependents, but active state employees will also be audited. Dependents could be a spouse/civil union partner, dependent child or dependent parent.

Letters were mailed from HMS to all State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) and Teachers’ Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP) members who have a dependent currently enrolled. The letter outlines the steps and documentation required to keep dependents from having their coverage terminated. Members must complete and sign the back of the letter and submit it, along with the requested documentation, to HMS by the new due date of January 31, 2014.

This is a legitimate request from the Illinois Department of Central Management Services via HMS Employer Solutions. If you received correspondence from HMS, review it and respond by January 31, 2014.

For more information go to: http://www2.illinois.gov/cms/Employees/benefits/College/Pages/default.aspx