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File #: 21-162    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/28/2021 Departments: HUMAN RESOURCES
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Human Resources Director to retroactively execute renewal agreements with Kaiser Permanente, United Health Care Secure Horizons, Blue Shield of California and Vision Services Provider, for the provision of health and vision coverage for County employees, retirees and their dependents for the term of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 with the aggregate amount not to exceed $126.3 million.
Attachments: 1. 20210223_r_Health and Vision Insurance Renewal.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 and Vision 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, Blue Shield of California and Vision Services Provider, for the provision of health and vision coverage for County employees, retirees and their dependents for the term of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 with the aggregate amount not to exceed $126.3 million.

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BACKGROUND:
The County of San Mateo negotiated with its labor-management Benefits Committee and unrepresented employee groups to offers six medical plans and one vision plan for active employees and early retirees. By offering health plan choices, employees can determine the best plans for themselves and their families throughout their career. Approximately 4,937 of 6,007 active benefit eligible County employees (or 82%) participate in one of the County's medical plans and 5,354 of 5,491 active vision eligible County employees (or 98%) participate in the County's vision plan. 71% of eligible employees are in the core plan, and 29% have elected a vision buy-up plan. 1,561 of 4,908 County retirees (or 32%) participate in a County vision plan. 49% of these retirees are in the active plan, and 51% are in the vision voluntary plan. A total of 67% of enrollees are with Kaiser, and 33% are with Blue Shield. Approximately 2,314 of 4,908 County retirees (or 47%) 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. Approximately 1,561 of 4,908 County retirees (or 32%) part...

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