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Federal health plan could be spending $1B a year on ineligible dependents, GAO says

January 10, 2023

Via: FCW

The federal government’s employee health insurance plan could be wasting $1 billion a year in improper payments by providing benefits to family members who are no longer eligible, a new report has found.

The Government Accountability Office said in an audit Monday that the Office of Personnel Management doesn’t possess a mechanism for monitoring how many of the estimated 4.1 million family members enrolled in FEHB are still qualified for benefits.

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