Hudson River-Black River Regulating District

Eligibility for Health Insurance Coverage

The Hudson River-Black River Regulating District regulates the flow of the Hudson River and the Black River to reduce flooding caused by excess run-off and to augment river flow at times of drought. The District participates in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP), which provides health insurance coverage to active and retired State and local government employees and their dependents. We examined the Districtís practices for enrolling individuals and their dependents in NYSHIP, and found that the District was only enrolling people who met the eligibility requirements. However, we determined that the District was not always obtaining sufficient documentation from its employees to demonstrate that individuals being enrolled as dependents qualified for this coverage under State rules. We recommended that the District obtain and maintain such documentation.

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