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File #: 0013-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2018 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To make appropriations for the 12 months ending January 31, 2020 for the funding of the City employee insurance programs; and to declare an emergency. ($213,393,390.00).
Attachments: 1. 0013-2019 APPRN ATTACHMENT
Explanation
BACKGROUND: To maintain the employee insurance programs in accordance with the negotiated labor contracts, appropriation is necessary for the continuation of all employee benefits programs. To determine the amounts necessary for the annual appropriation, current utilization and projected future claims were analyzed and trended on the basis of an 18-month trend of actual city utilization in conjunction with industry trends, as well as actuarial services. The appropriation included 2019 budgeted amounts, employee premium contributions, COBRA premium deposits, and prescription drug rebate deposits.

Emergency action is requested to ensure the health insurance program for city employees are able to commence as soon as contractually possible, thereby maintaining continuity of service.

FISCAL IMPACT: Claims costs and administrative fees for 2019 are estimated at $213,393,390. A total of $213,393,390 is projected to be required for 2019. These funds are needed to cover the costs of the City employee insurances and wellness programs. Contingent on the passage of the 2019 Operating Budget (ordinances 2870-2018, 2871-2018, and 2872-2018). Appropriation is being made to the following programs:

Medical Plan 154,200,000
AFSCME Cares Plan 25,000
COBRA 7,000
Front Street Fitness 60,240
Biometric Health Screenings 104,150
Tobacco Cessation 36,000
Dental Plan 8,145,000
Drug Plan 45,315,000
Vision Plan 1,076,000
Life Plan 1,075,000
Disability Plan 3,350,000
TOTAL $213,393,390

Title
To make appropriations for the 12 months ending January 31, 2020 for the funding of the City employee insurance programs; and to declare an emergency. ($213,393,390.00).

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WHEREAS, in order to maintain the employee insu...

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