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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of Administrative Costs Claimed Under Parts A & B of the Health Insurance for the Aged and Disabled Program - Associated Insurance Companies, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana," (A-05-97-00005)

February 6, 1998


Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (3.6 mb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

This final audit report points out that Associated Insurance Companies (AIC), a Medicare intermediary, overclaimed administrative costs totaling approximately $2.5 million for Fiscal Years 1994 through 1995. The overclaim resulted because AIC understated complementary insurance credits, claimed unreasonable executive salary increases, claimed pension costs that were not funded, claimed non-Medicare related costs, claimed costs that exceeded actual costs, and overstated return on investment. In addition to procedural corrections and improvements to internal controls, we recommended a financial adjustment for $2.5 million. The AIC did not concur with most of our recommendations.