Minutes for Monday, October 31, 2016
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Monday, October 31, 2016

 

The Callaway County Commission met with the Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann, Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst, and Western District Commissioner Donald Kritzer present.

 

County Jail Population Report Filed

 

Now on this day comes Robbie Harrison, County Jail Administrator, and files his report of daily Jail population for the month of October, 2016. Said report was examined and ordered filed by

the Clerk of the Commission.

 

2017 Health Insurance Renewal

 

1:30pm

The Callaway County Commission met with Leah Laramore, County Human Resources Director, and Karen Rentschler, County Auditor, to discuss the 2017 health insurance renewal. Deborah Goldman was also present for this meeting to represent the County Clerk’s office.

First, Commissioner Jungermann went over the County’s current pharmacy copays. Callaway County’s current pharmacy copays for employees are $10 for generic prescriptions, $50 for brand name prescriptions, and 50% of specialty prescriptions, and the County covers the rest of the cost. The new proposed pharmacy copays for employees are the greater of $10 or 25% of generic prescriptions, $50 or 25% of brand name prescriptions, and specialty prescriptions to remain the same at 50%, and the County will cover the rest of the cost.

 

Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer made a motion to change the pharmacy copay for generic prescriptions to the greater of $10 or 25% and for brand name prescriptions to the greater of $50 or 25%, effective January 1, 2017.

 

Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst seconded the motion.

 

All in favor…ayes have it. Court Order #107 — signed.

 

Next, the group discussed ancillary coverage. Currently, the County uses Guardian for dental, vision, and life insurance. Principal has proposed the lowest pricing for dental and vision insurance in 2017. Sunlife has proposed the lowest pricing for life insurance in 2017.

Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer made a motion to accept the proposal from Principal for dental and vision coverage and to accept the proposal from Sunlife for life insurance coverage, effective January 1, 2017.

 

Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst seconded the motion.

 

All in favor…ayes have it. Court Order #108 — signed.

 

The group then discussed out-of-pocket maximums. Wall Street has suggested that Callaway County increase the out-of-pocket maximums to the new ACA maximums.

 

Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer made a motion to change out-of-pocket maximums to coincide with the Affordable Care Act, which is $7,150 for single coverage and $14,300 for family coverage.

 

Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst seconded the motion.

 

All in favor…ayes have it. Court Order #109 — signed.

 

Lastly, the group discussed insurance premium costs. Currently, the County pays in $460 per month for its employees into the County’s insurance fund. Also, employees that elect to cover dependents pay $455 per month for spouses, $380 per month for children, and $655 per month for families into the County’s insurance fund. The County’s insurance fund has been shrinking over this last year; therefore, the premium amount will likely be adjusted for 2017. The group discussed various options for insurance premium costs and decided to follow up at a later date.

 

Court Order #107 — 2017 Pharmacy Copays

 

Now on this day, the Callaway County Commission does hereby change the pharmacy copay for generic prescriptions to the greater of $10 or 25% and for brand name prescriptions to the greater of $50 or 25%, effective January 1, 2017.

 

Court Order #108 — 2017 Ancillary Coverage

 

Now on this day, the Callaway County Commission does hereby accept the proposal from Principal for dental and vision coverage and to accept the proposal from Sunlife for life insurance coverage, effective January 1, 2017.

 

Court Order #109 — 2017 Out-of-Pocket Maximums

 

Now on this day, the Callaway County Commission does hereby change the out-of-pocket maximums to coincide with the Affordable Care Act. This will change the maximum for single coverage from the current $6,850 to $7,150 and for family coverage from the current $13,700

to $14,300.

 

Adjourn

 

Ordered that the Commission adjourn until Tuesday, November 1, 2016.





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