Florida Department of Children and Families Selects LexisNexis(R) to Help Stop Public Assistance Fraud

Florida Department of Children and Families Selects LexisNexis(R) to Help Stop 
Public Assistance Fraud 
Online Identity Verification and Authentication Solutions to Save
Taxpayer Dollars 
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 --  LexisNexis(R) Risk
Solutions today announced that the company has been awarded a
contract to provide customer online identity verification and
authentication services to the Florida Department of Children and
Families (DCF). The DCF is leveraging LexisNexis identity management
solutions to verify and authenticate customers accessing public
assistance benefits through its Automated Community Connection to
Economic Self Sufficiency (ACCESS) Florida program. The LexisNexis
technology integrated into ACCESS Florida helps confirm that
customers are who they say they are before processing their benefit
"We are dedicated to ensuring the people who need benefits receive
them, and to do so, we have embarked on an aggressive campaign to
eliminate fraud, waste and abuse in public assistance programs," said
Suzanne Vitale, deputy secretary for the Florida DCF. "By verifying
and authenticating the identity of the customer before processing
their application, we know whether the person seeking benefits is
truly the individual applying for them. We expect this new approach
to fighting fraud will save taxpayer dollars, expedite application
processing and make certain that only those who need benefits receive
Under the contract, LexisNexis processes requests of current DCF
ACCESS Florida customers to verify and authenticate the identities of
individuals seeking benefits from its Food Assistance, Temporary Cash
Assistance and Medicaid programs. If a customer's identity cannot be
verified and authenticated using the LexisNexis technology, DCF will
further investigate.  
"We applaud Florida's commitment to detecting and preventing fraud,
waste and abuse and its innovation in being the first health and
human services agency to leverage this technology at this phase,"
said Clint Fuhrman, National Director of Government Health Care
Programs, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. "Fraudsters steal identities or
create synthetic identities to steal benefits, taking money from
taxpayers and benefits from those who need them most. We are
confident this approach will be successful in helping to prevent
fraud in these programs." 
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
 LexisNexis Risk Solutions
(www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is a leader in providing essential
information that helps customers across all industries and government
predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology,
unique data and advanced scoring analytics, Risk Solutions provides
products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk
sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading
publisher and information provider that serves customers in more than
100 countries with more than 30,000 employees worldwide. 
Our health care solutions assist payers, providers and integrators
with ensuring appropriate access to health care data and programs,
enhancing disease management contact ratios, improving operational
processes, and proactively combating fraud, waste and abuse across
the continuum. 
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Mary Alice Johnson
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