SSAE 18 Accreditation
Each year, TriHealth Benefit Solutions completes an SOC 1 Type II audit. The successful completion of the SOC 1 Type II audit demonstrates that TBS has adequate controls and safeguards when they host or process financial data belonging to their clients. This accreditation reflects the significant investments TBS has made in technology, staffing and quality assurance programs.
What is an SSAE 18 Audit?
Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 18 is an attestation standard put forth by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that addresses engagements undertaken by a service auditor for reporting on controls at organizations (i.e., service organizations) that provide services to user entities, for which a service organization’s controls are likely to be relevant to a user entities internal control over financial reporting (ICFR).
The SSAE 18 certification provides confidence that:
- The service organization’s description of its controls presents fairly, in all material respects, the relevant aspects of the service organization’s system that had been place in operation as of a specific date. Controls were suitably designed to achieve specified control objectives. Controls were tested were operating with sufficient effectiveness to provide reasonable, but not absolute, assurance that the control objectives were achieved during the period specified.
The rigorous SOC 1 Type II examination, which included detailed testing of TBS’ controls, was performed by an independent licensed Certified Public Accounting firm that specializes in conducting SOC reports, PCI DSS Compliance, FISMA, NIST, and other regulatory information security assessments. The auditor examined TBS’ controls related to network connectivity, firewall configuration, secure software development life cycle, computer operations, database access, data transmissions, backup, disaster recovery, physical security, as well as the on-boarding, handling, and administration of client health plans, and more.
Request a SSAE 18 Report
Copies of our most recent SSAE 18 report are available to current and prospective clients. To request a copy please contact:Chris Waid
Quality Assurance Auditor
TriHealth Benefit Solutions
619 Oak Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206