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File #: 2017-0571   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 8/15/2017 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2017 Final action: 9/28/2017
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to renew existing group insurance policies covering Non-Contract and AFSCME employees for the one-year period beginning January 1, 2018.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: American Federation Of State County And Municipal Employees, Contracts, Non-contract
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Proposed Monhtly Premium Rates, 2. Attachment B - Proposed Monthly Employee Contributions
Meeting_Body
FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: GROUP INSURANCE PLANS

Action
ACTION: RENEW GROUP INSURANCE POLICIES

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to renew existing group insurance policies covering Non-Contract and AFSCME employees for the one-year period beginning January 1, 2018.

Issue
ISSUE

A comprehensive package of health resources provides existing employees a foundation to maintain or improve health, and helps to attract and retain qualified employees. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA), including the Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC), seeks to offer benefit plans that promote efficient use of health resources and are cost effective for the company and our employees.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

The Non-Contract Group Insurance Plan, a flexible benefits program, was implemented in August 1994. Roughly 99% of the employees covered by the benefit plans are PTSC employees. On an annual basis, employees are encouraged to review their enrollment and may choose medical, dental, vision, supplemental life, long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment plans that meet their needs. Alternatively, employees may opt to waive medical and/or dental coverage and receive a taxable cash benefit, provided proof of other medical coverage is submitted and the employee does not obtain subsidized coverage from an exchange. Employees may also participate in the flexible spending accounts, a vehicle to pay for certain out-of-pocket healthcare and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.
The overall premium increase for calendar year 2018 is 6.8%. This reflects $1.36 million in negotiated reductions from the initial renewal quotes. The recommended medical, dental, and vision premiums are shown on Attachment A. As previously established by the Chief Executive Officer, Non-Contract and AFSCME employees contribute 10% of the a...

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