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It’s all about providing employee health insurance benefits too, what else. It sounds like the two tried to reconcile and I would hate to the be sales rep for Deloitte right about now too. This is becoming more common place in the US too as the algorithmic worlds, largely built by insurance companies for healthcare are a bitch, let’s face it and nobody and I mean nobody likes it as our bodies “hurt” from being shoved into so many data bases and then being “sequelled” (SQL) to death and out of that we get some score that tells us our risk assessment. The only folks that like all of this are those who make a buck off it. Granted there’s a lot of good health IT services out there, but this one of them that is known to be deceitful and they get their algorithms wrong all the time too. When the public complains, insurers adjust the algorithm up to let a few more claims through with adjusting the parameters set and when the public attention dies down, they go adjust it back up again. It’s been that way for years.
Let’s take a look at a post I made back in August of 2009, we need a department of algorithms as we certify and go over medical records systems with a fine tooth comb but the insurers get to do what ever they want with their algorithms whenever they want and nobody audits. I read today even the SEC has no audit trails for transactions either. I don’t know who’s software Deloitte uses but many insurers own a lot of those folks too so who knows maybe software from an insurer subsidiary complicated matters here too when questioning the County to check their procedures?
Miami-Dade County, frustrated over what it asserts is an inability to get a straight answer, fired Deloitte Consulting LLP as its employee-benefits consultant Monday, alleging breach of contract.http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/26/2426580/miami-dade-county-fires-deloitte.html
The spiraling dispute stems from Miami-Dade’s request — amid heated labor contract negotiations — for a legal opinion from Deloitte on whether the county can, under federal tax law, offer to deduct 10 percent of employees’ pay for health-care premiums.
The county needs clarification on the pretax health care deductions quickly, since it is pushing to have labor agreements with 10 unions by Nov. 1. The mayor has pledged to begin layoffs if agreements aren’t in place by that deadline in order to ensure the county stays within budget.
The county, which currently makes 5 percent pretax deductions from salaries for health-care coverage, wanted to offer unions the 10-percent pretax deduction as an alternative to pay cuts.