The teams helping the Internal Revenue Service implement new health law programs need to pay more attention to security configuration control settings.

Alan Duncan, an assistant inspector general at the office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and other office officials have given that assessment in a final audit report on the IRS information technology program.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires the IRS to help with activities such as verifying the income and family size of exchange plan applicants, and to help with providing a new premium tax credit for some middle-income health insurance buyers.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.