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File #: 0019-2019    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 authorize the Human Resources Director to modify and extend the contract with Dearborn National to provide all eligible employees short term disability insurance coverage from February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020; to authorize the expenditure of $3,350,000.00 from the Employee Benefits Fund, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the costs of said contract; and to declare an emergency. ($3,350,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0019-2019 Disability STD
Explanation
To maintain insurance programs in accordance with the negotiated labor contracts, additional funding for short term disability insurance is necessary to insure continuation of the short term disability insurance program. The Human Resources Department requests to modify and extend the existing contract with Dearborn National Life Insurance Company and to provide for funding February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020, for the City’s short term disability insurance program.
Cost estimates were based on 2017-18 trust fund expenditures using a two year average of actual city utilization, expected changes due to union negotiations, as well as input from insurance carriers and from the City's employee benefits consultant. The contract is for a three-year period, subject to annual appropriation; this ordinance represents the third year.
Emergency action is requested to ensure the short term disability insurance program for city employees is able to commence as soon as contractually possible, thereby maintaining continuity of service.

Contract compliance number is 36-2598882

FISCAL IMPACT: To modify and extend the contract with Dearborn National to establish the maximum obligation liability, and to authorize the expenditure of $3,350,000 for short term disability administrative and claims services from February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020. This ordinance is an emergency measure to ensure continued insurance coverage as negotiated by union contracts. Funding is available in the 2019 budget for this contract. This ordinance is contingent on the passage of the 2019 insurance appropriation ordinance 0013-2019.

Title
To authorize the Human Resources Director to modify and extend the contract with Dearborn National to provide all eligible employees short term disability insurance coverage from February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020; to authorize the expenditure of $3,350,000.00 from the Employee Benefits Fund, or so much thereof as may be necessary...

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