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Recommendation Concerning Group Medical Insurance - Thomas G. "Tom" Turner, Human Resources Department Director
That the Board authorize the County Administrator to sign the BlueMedicare Group Master Agreement between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. d/b/a Florida Blue and the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners for Escambia County’s Group Medical Insurance (PD 14-15.069).
[Funding Source: Fund 501, Internal Service Fund, Cost Center 150108, Object Code 54501]
On August 20, 2015, the County approved a three year Contract to Florida Blue to provide self-funded health insurance coverage (January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018). Within the Agreement, Florida Blue offers a Medicare Group Advantage Plan for retirees to enroll. The Advantage Plan offers the retirees the capability to use a group plan platform with Medicare options and does not affect our group’s overall claims history. This plan offers a Medical Plan with Rx coverage and Rx coverage only, with no donut hole. The BlueMedicare Group Master Agreement is CMS compliant and sets the premiums for 2017. Retirees pay the full premiums.
Funds are available in Fund 501, Internal Service Fund, Cost Center 150108, Object Code 54501. Final funding will be provided to the Board, upon completion of Contract negotiations.
This is in accordance with Florida Statutes 112.09 and 112.0801. The County Attorney’s Office has reviewed the BlueMedicare Group Master Agreement and deemed it legally sufficient.
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
BCC Regular Meeting, County Administrator Report Car II-19 of August 20, 2015, BCC Regular Meeting, County Administrator Report Car II-7 of September 24, 2015 and County Administrator Car II-17 of November 17, 2015.
The Human Resources Department will coordinate with Legal, the Office of Purchasing and Florida Blue to distribute the Agreement.
BlueMedicare Master Agreement 2017
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