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File #: 19-1371    Version: 1 Name: County Health Contributions for Plan Year 2020
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/1/2019 In control: Human Resources
On agenda: 11/5/2019 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Approve the Addenda to Memoranda of Understanding regarding County Health Premium Contributions for Plan Year 2020, effective December 16, 2019, for the following Representation Units: a) Unit 25 - Engineering Technicians b) Unit 40 - Probation Services Managers
Sponsors: Human Resources
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Unit 25 Addendum, 3. Unit 40 Addendum

DATE:                     November 5, 2019

 

TO:                     Board of Supervisors

 

SUBMITTED BY:                     Paul Nerland, Director of Human Resources

 

SUBJECT:                     County Health Contributions for Plan Year 2020

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

TITLE

Approve the Addenda to Memoranda of Understanding regarding County Health Premium Contributions for Plan Year 2020, effective December 16, 2019, for the following Representation Units:

a)                     Unit 25 - Engineering Technicians

b)                     Unit 40 - Probation Services Managers

REPORT

Approval of the recommended action would implement the County’s Health Premium Contribution increase for Plan Year 2020 for the identified groups.

 

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

 

If your Board were not to approve the recommended action, the existing County Health Premium Contribution would remain unchanged and Health Premium Contribution negotiations would continue.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

The total estimated cost associated with the recommended action is approximately $48,884; $7,233 in Net County Cost (NCC).  The estimated year-over-year cost for FY’s 2019-20 and 2020-21 is approximately $26,250 ($3,884 in NCC) and $22,634 ($3,349 in NCC), respectively.  Sufficient appropriation are included in the impacted department’s FY 2019-20 Adopted Budgets and will be included in subsequent budget requests. 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Your Board’s representatives have signed addenda with the identified representation units regarding County Health Premium Contributions for Plan Year 2020, which are before your Board today for approval.  In the spirit of equity, this offer was extended to groups who did not have a health insurance reopener provision within their respective Memorandum of Understanding, which are identified and included on this agenda item.

 

As reflected in the Addenda, the County’s Health Premium Contribution towards the County sponsored Health Plans for Plan Year 2020 (including $110 or $115 for dependent coverage depending on the employee’s selection) will increase by $25 per pay period, as follows:

 

                     Employee Only:                                                                                                         $343

                     Employee plus Child(ren):                                          $453

                     Employee plus Spouse:                                                               $453

                     Employee plus Family:                                                               $458

 

The Agenda Item will continue to allow employees who are eligible to participate in the County’s Health Benefit Program (Program) to opt out of the Program during the next open enrollment period by providing written proof that they have medical coverage from another source.

 

REFERENCE MATERIAL:

 

BAI#35, October 23, 2018 - County Health Premium Contribution for Plan Year 2019

BAI#40, June 12, 2018 - Sal Res Amendment, County Health, Sal Steps for UNR/Mgmt

BAI#35, October 31, 2017 - County Health Premium Contribution for Plan Year 2018

 

ATTACHMENTS INCLUDED AND/OR ON FILE:

 

Unit 25 Addendum

Unit 40 Addendum

 

CAO ANALYST:

 

Debbie Paolinelli