PLANTATION, Fla., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solstice Benefits, Inc., a leading dental and vision benefits provider, announced today that it has achieved Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 certification, audited and awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
SSAE 16 certification demonstrates Solstice Benefits, Inc.'s ability to handle data in a secure, sound environment. A critical component to achieving this certification is an organization's ability to reduce risk and provide clients with controlled security measures.
SSAE 16 is an authoritative guidance that allows organizations, such as Solstice Benefits, Inc., to provide their customers with transparency in their control activities and processes through a standardized report. The SSAE 16 report includes comprehensive reviews of Solstice Benefits Inc.'s network and digital infrastructure security.
Federal regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and organizations such as the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC)—under which Solstice is also accredited—encourage corporations to audit the internal controls of their suppliers, including those that provide benefit services. Through its completion of the SSAE 16 audit, Solstice can provide its customers with an inclusive audit report that facilitates adherence with these and other regulations.
"Our successful audit and SSAE-16 certification is a clear indication that our data is managed with the utmost care," said Carlos Ferrera, Chief Operating Officer at Solstice Benefits, Inc. "Securing our members' personal health information is vital to our business. We are proud to offer our clients peace of mind and assurance that their personal health information is carefully protected."
ABOUT SOLSTICE BENEFITS, INC.
Solstice, a Florida-based company, is a leading ancillary benefits provider in Florida, offering dental, vision, and life benefits plans to groups and consumers. They are a customer service oriented company that values exceptional service, integrity and value-added benefits. Solstice was awarded the prestigious title of "Florida's Best Companies" by Florida Trend and is a National Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Organization by the American Heart Association.
Their well-rounded plans, expansive network and service-oriented mentality keep them in the forefront of their industry. For information on Solstice, please contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit www.SolsticeBenefits.com.
SOURCE Solstice Benefits, Inc.