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File #: 151561    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/29/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/15/2016
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Department of Employee Relations to conduct a request-for-proposal process to select a vendor for the City’s group life insurance benefit.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Attachments: 1. Cover Letter, 2. Hearing Notice List

Number

151561

Version

SUBSTITUTE 1

Reference

130207, 121686

 Sponsor

THE CHAIR

Title

Substitute resolution directing the Department of Employee Relations to conduct a request-for-proposal process to select a vendor for the City’s group life insurance benefit.

Analysis

This resolution directs the Department of Employee Relations to use Willis Towers Perrin, the City’s benefits consultant, to conduct a request-for-proposal process to select a vendor for the City’s group life insurance benefit for employees and retirees.  The benefit shall continue as approved in Common Council Resolution File Number 121686, adopted April 30, 2013.  The contract will begin on January 1, 2017, for a term of 3 years, ending December 31, 2019.

Body

Whereas, Common Council Resolution File Number 130207, adopted July 23, 2013, authorized the Department of Employee Relations to execute a contract with Aetna for group life insurance benefits for City employees and retirees for a period of 3 years, from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016, with an option to extend for 2 years; and

 

Whereas, The City will continue the group life insurance benefit program design as described in Common Council Resolution File Number 121686, adopted April 30, 2013; and

 

Whereas, It is in the City’s best interest to conduct a request-for-proposal process to obtain the best service and prices for a new 3-year period commencing January 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2019; and

 

Whereas, The Department of Employee Relations will work with the benefits consultant Willis Towers Perrin to evaluate request-for-proposal responses; now, therefore, be it 

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Department of Employee Relations is directed to conduct a request-for-proposal process to select a vendor for the City’s group life insurance benefit in conjunction with consultant Willis Towers Perrin; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the group life insurance benefit will continue as described in and approved by Common Council Resolution 121686; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the vendor contract for group life insurance shall commence January 1, 2017, for a term of three years, ending December 31, 2019; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the Department of Employee Relations shall submit a resolution requesting authorization to execute a group life insurance contract to the Finance and Personnel Committee on or before July 20, 2016.

 

Requester

Department of Employee Relations

Drafter

LRB 163674-2

John Ledvina

4/1/2016