Leon Valley
TX

Staff Report
17-70

Discuss and Consider Possible Action to Award the Fiscal Year 2018 Group Insurance Bid for Employee Medical, Dental and Life Insurances and to Authorize the City Manager to Execute the Insurance Contract(s)

Information

Department:AdministrationSponsors:
Category:Bid

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Group Benefits FY 17 (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

To identify health plans that would better serve the needs of the city and its employee’s and to control city costs, while continuing to provide quality benefits to employees. The City currently pays 100% of the employee-only premium under AETNA base health, MET LIFE base dental and Life insurances. Gallagher Benefits Services, the city’s Insurance Broker, solicited bids from all the major insurance carriers.
 

This M&C will authorize the City Manager to execute the contract for the FY 2018 Group Health, Dental & Life Insurances and to continue to provide reputable and comprehensive insurance coverage to the City employees. The contract will be for the period October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. The City’s insurance broker, Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. will serve as the City’s liaison with the insurer selected by Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEE LEON VALLEY

 

Social Equity - Benefits are one of the tools utilized by the city to recruit quality employees. These quality employees strive to promote a superior quality of life by responding to citizens in a fair and prompt manner and provide outstanding public safety services.

 

Economic Development - By providing cost effective quality benefits to the city employees, the employees are better equipped to contribute to the diverse and versatile business environment that supports a healthy economy for the City of Leon Valley.

 

Environmental -All carriers provide extensive online tools for members and the plan sponsors, serving to decrease the use of paper resources.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The total cost for the City’s group insurance benefits for FY 2018 is $768,121.

 

STRATEGIC GOALS

 

N/A

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

To execute a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield for their MM20 75/50% Blue Choice medical plan and Blue Cross DTNLM08 dental plan and MetLife for the life insurance plans.

Meeting History

Aug 15, 2017 6:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

ACM/HR Director Crystal Caldera presented this item by first saying the City currently pays 100% of the employee-only premium under AETNA base health, MET LIFE base dental and Life insurances. Gallagher Benefits Services, the city’s Insurance Broker, solicited bids from all the major insurance carriers.

Approval of this item will authorize the City Manager to execute the contract for the Fiscal Year 2018 Group Health, Dental & Life Insurances and to continue to provide reputable and comprehensive insurance coverage to the City employees. The contract will be for the period October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. The City’s insurance broker, Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. will serve as the City’s liaison with the insurer selected by Council. The total cost for the City’s group insurance benefits for Fiscal Year 2018 is $768,121.

To execute a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield for their MM20 75/50% Blue Choice medical plan and Blue Cross DTNLM08 dental plan and MetLife for the life insurance plans.

A motion was made by Council Member Benny Martinez and seconded by Council Member David Jordan to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield for their MM20 75/50% Blue Choice medical plan and Blue Cross DTNLM08 dental plan and MetLife for the life insurance plans.

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Benny Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem
SECONDER:David Jordan, Council Place 5
AYES:Benny Martinez, Belinda Ealy, David Jordan

Discussion