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File #: 200336    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/22/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution approving health plan benefit design changes for 2021.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, HEALTH INSURANCE
Attachments: 1. DER Letter (Revised 9.15.pdf, 2. 2021 Health Plan Changes Exhibit, 3. DER Letter, 4. Hearing Notice List

Number

200336

Version

SUBSTITUTE 1

Reference

 

Sponsor

THE CHAIR

 

Title

Substitute resolution approving health plan benefit design changes for 2021.

 

Analysis

This resolution authorizes the Department of Employee Relations (DER) to implement health plan benefit design changes for City employees and retirees, effective January 1, 2021.

 

Body

Whereas, The City of Milwaukee provides healthcare and prescription drug benefits to eligible employees and retirees; and

 

Whereas, The City’s healthcare expenditures have stabilized since 2012 but continue to increase; and

 

Whereas, The City’s annual health care expenditures are significant and increases in healthcare spend have implications for funds available for other City services; and

 

Whereas, The current health plan benefit design structure for employees has been in place since 2015 with no additional changes; and

 

Whereas, The City implemented benefit design changes for retirees in 2020 but the City continues to subsidize a higher portion of the health plan premium costs for retirees under the age of 65 compared to active employees; and

 

Whereas, The DER is recommending health plan benefit design changes in 2021 for City employees and retirees as specified in the letter attached to the file; and

 

Whereas, It is the best interest of the City of Milwaukee to work to contain costs for health plan benefits; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee that the health plan benefit design changes recommended in this file are approved for implementation beginning January 1, 2021.

 

Requester

Department of Employee Relations

 

Drafter

Renee Joos

09/09/20