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File #: 0132-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/31/2018 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/6/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Human Resources Department to contract with CCI Investments-CareWorks Consultants, dba CareWorks Comp, to provide workers' compensation cost containment services from March 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020; to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to pay the cost of said contract; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 0132-2019 Cost Cont.-WC Attachment
Explanation
BACKGROUND: The Department of Human Resources, Risk Management Section, requires services to verify the accuracy of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation payroll and claims data for the City of Columbus; to provide occupational injury management data, general workers' compensation consulting services; to calculate the allocation of workers' compensation claims experience by department, division, and fund; to conduct claims management on a per request basis; and to attend Industrial Commission hearings on a per request basis.

The Department of Human Resources submitted a Request For Proposal (RFP) in December, 2016, for workers' compensation cost containment services. In accordance with relevant sections of the Columbus City Codes, Chapter 329, CCI Investments-CareWorks Consultants (dba CareWorks Comp) was the recommended service company based on the ability to assist the city with cost saving strategies in its workers' compensation program. CareWorks Comp clearly demonstrates the ability to perform and complete the requirements requested in the RFP. In addition, CareWorks Comp is adequately staffed and experienced in servicing the demands of large public sector clients.

CareWorks Comp has been the city's third-party administrator for the workers' compensation cost containment program since March, 2009. The term of the current contract is from March 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020. This legislation authorizes the Department of Human Resources to contract with CareWorks Comp for year three of the three year agreement. The annual cost of the contract is $75,000.

Fiscal Impact: Funds totaling $75,000.00 are specifically budgeted for this contract in the Department of Human Resources 2019 employee benefits fund budget; the availability of funds is contingent on the passage of Ord. 2871-2018, the 2019 Other Funds Appropriations ordinance.

The federal tax identification number for CCI Investments-CareWorks Consultants (dba CareWorks Comp) is 54-219...

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