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File #: 20-014    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/15/2020 Departments: HUMAN RESOURCES
On agenda: 2/11/2020 Final action: 2/11/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Human Resources Director to retroactively execute renewal agreements with Kaiser Permanente, United Health Care Secure Horizons, and Blue Shield of California, for the provision of health coverage for County employees, retirees and their dependents for the term of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 with the aggregate amount not to exceed $129 million.
Attachments: 1. 20200211_r_Health Insurance Contract Renewals.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Rocio Kiryczun, Human Resources Director
Kim Pearson, Benefits Manager

Subject: Request for approval of contract renewals with Health Insurance Providers

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the Human Resources Director to retroactively execute renewal agreements with Kaiser Permanente, United Health Care Secure Horizons, and Blue Shield of California, for the provision of health coverage for County employees, retirees and their dependents for the term of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 with the aggregate amount not to exceed $129 million.

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BACKGROUND:
The County of San Mateo negotiated with its labor-management Benefits Committee and unrepresented employee groups to offer six medical plans for active employees and early retirees. By offering choices, employees can determine the best plans for themselves and their families throughout their career. Approximately 5,080 of 6,156 active benefit eligible County employees (or 83%) participate in one of the County's medical plans. A total of 67% of enrollees are with Kaiser, and 33% are with Blue Shield. Approximately 2,245 of 4,784 County retirees (or 46.9%) participate in one of the County's retiree medical plans. Fifty three percent (53%) of retired enrollees on a County health plan are with Kaiser, 45% with Blue Shield, and 2% with United Health Care Secure Horizons.

DISCUSSION:
Renewal insurance rate agreements with Kaiser, Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Secure Horizons will be reviewed by the County's benefits broker and the County Counsel's Office. Authorization for the Human Resources Director to execute such renewal agreements retroactively upon approval by the broker and the County Counsel's Office is being recommended. Due to the uniqueness of "open enrollment periods" related to employer-sponsored benefits-health insurance, in particular-new rat...

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