A SOC 1 Type 1 report typically costs on average anywhere between $10,000 and $20,000 USD, without the readiness assessment project which most Organizations benefit from and can be an additional $5,000 to $10,000 USD depending on the level of assistance required and project scope.
The SOC 1 has a completely different purpose than HITRUST. Typically a company would perform both if they are a TPA processing medical claims and other claims, where, there is responsibility for financial reporting and maintaining security over the information being handled.
This depends on how prepared and how many resources an Organization has to dedicate to the project. The first time through, usually a readiness assessment would be performed, and then a SOC 1 Type 1, and take anywhere from 2 to 3 months. However, there are situations where it may take 6 to 12 months should an Organization not have the resources or sufficient priority assigned.
A Type 2 report takes about 2 months to complete, but, it may take a little longer during the first audit and become more efficient every year thereafter.
SOC 1 stemmed from the original SAS 70 report, which, once SSAE 16 was issued in April 2010, the formal report name was changed to being a SOC 1 report (but issued under the SSAE 16 guidance) and effective as of June 2011. SSAE 18 was then issued May 2017 and will be effective as of December 2018, and apply to all SOC 1 reports issued thereafter.