Health plan changes that are initiated by the health plan based on either legislative/ regulatory changes or health plan organization policy changes are provided to employers each year. These changes are typically not significant in terms of the number of individuals who are impacted by the change. For instance, they do not often include co-pay changes for outpatient or inpatient physician or facility services, prescription drug   or other major plan design co-pays. Where health plans initiate these kinds of changes to the contract, Employee Benefits will share with labor the specific changes health plans are communicating at the time of renewal, before implementing the changes.Read More →

24.1 New Plans During the term of this Memorandum of Understanding, the County and the Unions shall convene the Benefits Commttee to investigate the feasibility of revising medical and/or dental coverage and/or plan(s and strategies to integrate wellness program participation into benefit insurance cost structure, including FSA debit cards. The Benefits Committee will be composed of County and labor representatives, not to exceed two (2) representatives from each participating labor organization and four (4) County representatives.Read More →