employee benefits - october 2022
Released October 2022
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We undertook this audit because previous audits identified employee benefit errors that resulted in inaccurate payroll deductions, inaccurate pension and beneficiary payments, delayed enrollment in benefit plans, and overpayments to healthcare providers.
- Our review of benefits payroll deductions for a random sample of active employees in October 2021 found that all employees in two plan tiers were charged a lower rate than the rate in the enrollment guide.
- The city is likely short hundreds of thousands of dollars in unreimbursed retiree insurance costs. We estimate the shortfall in reimbursements to be $276,000 in 2021.
- The Employee Benefits Division lacks a strategic approach for administering the city’s health and wellness programs.
- The City of Atlanta’s medical plans are affordable under the ACA (Affordable Care Act).