A Message From the Inspector General

 Office of Inspector General  | Spring 2014

This Semiannual Report to Congress, submitted pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, summarizes the activities of the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for the 6-month period that ended March 31, 2014.

During this reporting period, OIG ramped up its oversight of the Department’s efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act, including the Health Insurance Marketplaces. OIG has a substantial body of work underway focusing on core risk areas associated with the Marketplaces, such as eligibility systems, payment accuracy, contractor oversight, and data security. We have completed significant aspects of data collection for some audits and evaluations, and resulting reports will offer recommendations to address vulnerabilities and better ensure Marketplaces operate efficiently and effectively. During this reporting period, which covered the Marketplace open enrollment period, OIG coordinated closely with Federal and State law enforcement partners to monitor the Marketplaces for fraud against consumers.  Read More