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File #: 110300    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2011 In control: FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/26/2011
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution authorizing the Department of Employee Relations to change the plan design of the City’s health insurance benefits program, and to set health insurance premium contribution rates for City employees and retirees.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, HEALTH INSURANCE
Attachments: 1. Cover Letter, 2. Memo to Employees and Retirees, 3. Fiscal Analysis, 4. Fiscal Impact Statement, 5. Health Care Benefit Comparables, 6. PowerPoint Presentation, 7. Hearing Notice List
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/4/20111 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/26/20111 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass12:2 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20111 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Individuals appearing: Michael Brady, Department of Employee Relations Mark Nicolini, Budget and Management Director Renee Joos, Department of Employee Relations Troy Hamblin, Labor Negotiator - City of Milwaukee Union representatives appearing: John English, AFSCME District Council 48 Michael Crivello, President - Milwaukee Police Association Ald. Dudzik moved that the FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE convene into closed session, pursuant to s. 19.85(1)(e), Wis. Stats., for the purpose of formulating collective bargaining strategies. Roll call taken at 2:10 p.m. Present: 5 - Murphy, Bauman, Dudzik, Coggs and Kovac Excused: 0 Also present: Dennis Yaccarino, DOA-Budget and Management Division, Michael Daun, Deputy Comptroller, Jim Carroll, Legislative Reference Bureau, Troy Hamblin, Labor Negotiator, Renee Joos, Department of Employee Relations, Michael Brady, Department of Employee Relations, Aaron Cadle, Legislative Reference Bureau, Maria Monteagudo, Department of Employee Relations, Kimberly Montgomery, Mayor's Office, Pat, Mayor's Office, and Ald. Ashanti Hamilton The committee reconvened into open session at 2:44 p.m. Present: 5 - Murphy, Bauman, Dudzik, Coggs and Kovac Excused: 0 Individuals appearing: Danielle Bergner, Assistant City Attorney - City Attorney's Office Chuck Weigman, Business Manager - Local 61 Troy Hamblin, Labor Negotiator - City of Milwaukee
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/20/20110 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Individual appearing: Mike Brady, Department of Employee Relations Ald. Dudzik requests an analysis that includes the addition of fire and police employees in the new plan for administering health benefits. Ald. Coggs also requests information on what other municipalities are doing in the state.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/18/20110 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/6/20110 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
110300

Version
Substitute 1

Reference

Sponsor
THE CHAIR

Title
Substitute resolution authorizing the Department of Employee Relations to change the plan design of the City’s health insurance benefits program, and to set health insurance premium contribution rates for City employees and retirees.

Analysis
This resolution authorizes the Department of Employee Relations (DER) to change the City’s health insurance benefits plan design for employees and retirees. These changes may include a specific deductible, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximum for both the self-insured EPO, or Exclusive Provider Organization, plan and for the Basic Plan/Preferred Provider Organization plan as described by the DER in attachments to this file.

While the changes described by DER in the attachments to this file are expected to be the final plan design changes, this resolution further authorizes the DER to make minor modifications to the proposed changes, and to make additional changes not described in the attachments, without seeking additional Common Council approval, provided these modifications are essentially technical in nature, or are in the spirit and within the overall scope of the plan design changes already described by the DER.

This resolution also requires all active general City employees, including civilian employees of the Police and Fire departments, to pay 12% of their total 2012 health premium cost, and stipulates general City employees, including civilian employees of the Police and Fire departments, retiring after December 31, 2011, will make the same health insurance premium contribution as active general City employees.


Body
Whereas, The City may change the health insurance benefit plan design for active and retired City employees without labor negotiations after January 1, 2012; and

Whereas, The City is interested in sustaining good health benefits for all City employees and retirees at the most affordable costs to the City emplo...

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