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File #: 0002-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/20/2019 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 1/13/2020 Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: To authorize the Human Resources Director to enter into a contract with United Healthcare Insurance Company and to provide all eligible employees medical, Rx and tobacco cessation programs and eligible terminated employees with COBRA coverage from February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021; to authorize the expenditure of $199,826,000.00 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. ($199,826,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0002-2020 MEDICAL,RX,COBRA,Tobacco ATTACHMENT
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
In 2019, a Request for Proposal, in accordance with Chapter 329 of the Columbus City Code, was offered for medical and Rx programs. Ten insurance companies submitted bids and after a thorough evaluation by the five member Evaluation Committee, two were determined to be finalists. The Evaluation Committee reviewed the proposals based on the following criteria: competency to perform, quality and feasibility of the offerors technical proposal, ability to perform the required service competently, past performance, and cost structure of the proposal.

Following extensive interviews and evaluation, United Healthcare Insurance Company was recommended as the medical and Rx insurance administrator. In addition, it was recommended that delivery of the tobacco cessation and COBRA programs would be administered more effectively and efficiently by United Healthcare Insurance Company. All recommendations were approved and United Healthcare Insurance Company will provide services for all four programs. The three year contract has two (2) one (1) year renewals.

Cost estimates for 2020 are based on 2018-2019 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 Human Resources Department requests to establish a contract with United Healthcare Insurance Company and to provide for funding February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021.
The maximum obligation liability for medical, Rx, COBRA, and tobacco cessation services from February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 is $199,826,000
Emergency action is requested to ensure the programs for city employees are able to commence as soon as contractually possible, thereby maintaining continuity of service.

Contract compliance number is 41-1289245

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding is available in the 2020 Employee Benefits Fund for this contract. This ordinan...

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