Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit (DEVA)

HMS Employer Solutions (HMS), an independent firm, will be conducting a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit (DEVA).  The intent of this audit is to ensure that only eligible dependents are covered under the State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP).
HMS will mail a letter to each SEGIP member who has a dependent enrolled.  The letter will detail the steps and documentation required to keep dependents from having their coverage terminated.  Note:  As a result of this audit, dependents enrolled without a valid SSN on the Membership system will be terminated if a copy of the SSN card is not submitted to HMS by the due date.  The letter will also include a Frequently Asked Questions document.  Members must complete and sign the back of the letter and submit it, along with the required documentation, directly to HMS by the due date indicated on the letter.  The First Notice Letter and FAQ document are attached to this notice.
Letters to members will be mailed in two separate groups with the mailing dates spaced approximately two months apart.  The mailing dates and groups are as follows:
  1. State of Illinois Employees (other than University Employees) were mailed the week of July 6, 2015
    o Deadline to submit documentation is August 20, 2015
  2. State of Illinois University Employees will be mailed the week of September 15, 2015
    o This group will also include anyone who retired since September 01, 2013.
    o Deadline to submit documentation is October 30, 2015
    o A separate GI Notice will be sent closer to that mailing.
HMS has developed a secure website at which will be available to members after they receive their letter.  By registering on this website, members will find more details regarding this audit as well as provide assistance with where to locate documentation (via links to county websites, etc.) and how to submit documentation.

Members who have questions regarding this audit should be directed to HMS by calling the toll-free telephone number provided on the correspondence the member receives.  Members who receive any correspondence from HMS Employer Solutions should read it carefully as there are specific due dates as to when documentation needs to be submitted.  Failure to follow the instructions could result in loss of coverage for any unverified dependents.
Members who have completed the audit will be sent a post card confirming that nothing else needs to be done.
Updated 07/14/15