Noteworthy News – December 2015

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Noteworthy News – December 2015

IS Partners, LLC continues to provide internal audit support services to a large not-for-profit health maintenance organization serving over 200,000 members in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. The engagement includes File Transfer Protocols Best Practice Review and Data Sharing Practices Review. IS Partners was originally contracted by the organization to provide support services for the Annual Financial Reporting Model Regulation, also known as The Model Audit Rule.

SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Audit Type I for NYC Accounts Receivable Management Firm

IS Partners, LLC has completed a SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type I audit for an accounts receivable management firm located in New York City. This is the first SOC 1 audit for the company which recovers slow and delinquent accounts and bad checks for over 25,000 companies, institutions, and medical practices throughout the United States.

SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type II Audit for Large Business Process Outsourcing Company

IS Partners, LLC has completed a SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type II and a Service Organization Controls (SOC 2) Type II audit for one of the world’s largest business process outsourcing companies and a top collection agency. The New York City-based company provides third-party collections, accounts receivable management, and customer service for clients ranging from commercial groups and financial services companies to utilities and government agencies. The company operates approximately 40 call centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The SOC 2 audit will include the Security trust services principle and related criteria.

SOC 2 Type II Audit for NYC Healthcare IT Company

A healthcare IT start-up company based in New York City has engaged IS Partners, LLC to perform a Service Organization Controls (SOC 2) Type II audit of the Security trust services principle and related “Common Criteria”. The company’s cloud-based, population health management solution monitors vulnerable patients by prospectively tracking physiologic data generated by electronic wearable and implantable devices, direct patient input and electronic health records sources. This is the company’s first SOC audit.

First SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type I Audit for Philadelphia Area Company

A Philadelphia-area company that provides custom software solutions to financial services providers has selected IS Partners, LLC to perform its first SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type I audit. The company’s solutions are used by Fortune 500 Companies in such areas as financial transaction processing and multi-currency accounting.

SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type I Audit for Escrow and Surety Services Firm

A suburban Philadelphia firm that provides escrow and surety services for the travel industry has selected IS Partners, LLC to perform its first SSAE-16 (SOC 1) Type I audit. The firm is fully licensed to perform escrow transactions, and holds its clients’ money in separate FDIC-insured escrow accounts.

SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type II Audit for Payroll & Tax Services Company

A northern New Jersey company that provides payroll processing and tax filing services has contracted with IS Partners, LLC to perform an SSAE-16 (SOC 1) Type II audit in 2016. The company also provides benefits administration and related human resources services.

Model Audit Rule Compliance for Ohio-based Health Care System

IS Partners, LLC will provide assistance to a Columbus, Ohio-based health care system for achieving compliance with the Annual Financial Reporting Model Regulation (AFRMR), also known as the “Model Audit Rule”. At the end of the initial year of AFRMR compliance, the organization will be able to file a report with the state insurance department regarding its assessment of internal controls over financial reporting. The health care system boasts 1,500 physicians at three general hospitals and a specialty surgical hospital.

IT Security Services for Direct Mail Company

IS Partners, LLC is providing information technology security services to a direct mail and fulfillment company located in Pennsylvania. Services include an external vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. The company has two other locations in Texas and Mexico.

SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type II Audit for California Company

An Oakland, California company that provides workers’ compensation and liability claims administration services has engaged IS Partners, LLC to perform its SSAE-16 (SOC 1) Type II audit. Founded in 1993, it is the largest minority-owned California-based claims company in the state.

SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type I Audit for Pittsburgh Company

IS Partners, LLC recently completed a SSAE-16 (SOC 1) Type I audit for a company that provides full-service accounts receivable and collection management programs across several industry segments, including the healthcare, government, education, and consumer industry sectors. The company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a member of ACA International.

First SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Audit for IT Support Company

IS Partners, LLC was selected by a western Pennsylvania company to perform its first SSAE-16 (SOC 1) audit. The company provides remote senior level IT support to customers who may or may not have an existing IT team. Services include data management, hosting and cloud computing services. The company also operates data centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Akron, Ohio.

SOC 2 Type II Audit for Wholesale Colocation Services Company

A company that provides wholesale colocation services at its two locations in Minnesota has selected IS Partners, LLC to perform a Service Organization Controls (SOC 2) Type II audit of the Security and Availability trust services principles. The company also provides cloud and data center services to its wholesale and retail customers.

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