ORDINANCE
NO._____


An Ordinance authorizing “working spouse” eligibility for coverage in the Columbus Consolidated Government Employee/Retiree Self Funded Medical Benefit Plan conditioned upon payment of a monthly unsubsidized working spouse surcharge approved by the Finance Director based upon benefit consultant recommendations; replacing applicable chart in FY15 Budget Ordinance; and for other purposes.
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THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.

Ordinance No. 14-25 is hereby amended by deleting Section 31 in its entirety and by substituting a new Section 31 to read as follows:
SECTION 31.
Health Plan Premiums Changes – Effective January 1, 2015
Active Employees
HMO Monthly Rate
Monthly
Premium With Working Spouse Surcharge
Active Employees
POS/PPO Monthly Rate
Monthly
Premium With Working Spouse Surcharge
Active Employees
HWC Monthly Rate
Monthly
Premium With Working Spouse Surcharge
Employee
$145.89
$134.93
$122.53
Employee + Spouse
$274.26
$645.71
$253.67
$625.12
$230.36
$601.81
Employee + Child(ren)
$255.30
$236.13
$214.43
Family
$404.09
$775.54
$373.76
$745.21
$339.41
$710.86
Pre-65 Retirees
HMO Monthly Rate
Monthly
Premium With Working Spouse Surcharge
Pre-65 Retirees
POS/PPO Monthly Rate
Monthly
Premium With Working Spouse Surcharge
Pre-65 Retirees
HWC Monthly Rate
Monthly
Premium With Working Spouse Surcharge
Employee
$227.57
$216.62
$204.22
Employee + Spouse
$504.61
$876.06
$484.03
$855.48
$460.71
$832.16
Employee + Child(ren)
$469.72
$450.56
$428.86
Family
$743.50
$1,114.95
$713.17
$1,084.62
$678.82
$1,050.27

Plan Benefit Changes – Effective January 1, 2015
HMO and POS/PPO Deductibles$1000/$2000 (Individual/Family)
HWC Deductible$500/$1,000 (Individual/Family)
HMO and POS/PPO Out of Pocket Maximums*$6,350/$12,700 (Individual/Family)
Prescription Co-pays$20/$40/$60
*No change to HWC Out of Pocket Maximum
Other Plan Benefits not listed remain unchanged.”

SECTION 2.

Ordinance No. 14-25 is hereby amended by deleting Section 32 in its entirety and by substituting a new Section 32 to read as follows:

SECTION 32.

Effective with the plan year beginning January 1, 2015, any “working spouse” shall be eligible for coverage in the Columbus Consolidated Government Employee/Retiree Self Funded Medical Benefit Plan conditioned upon payment of a monthly surcharge approved by the Finance Director based upon benefit consultant recommendations. For purposes of this Ordinance, “working spouse” shall mean spouses of employees and non-Medicare retirees who have access to an employment based health benefit plan as defined by the Affordable Care Act.

The dental and vision coverage is fully funded by employee premiums. Employees may continue to include “working spouses” on these insurance plans without any additional premium.”
SECTION 3.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held on the 12th day of August, 2014; introduced a second time at a regular meeting held on the ________ day of ______________, 2014 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ___________ members of said Council.

Councilor Allen voting_____________.
Councilor Baker voting_____________.
Councilor Barnes voting____________.
Councilor Davis voting_____________.
Councilor Henderson voting_________.
Councilor Huff voting______________.
Councilor McDaniel voting__________.
Councilor Thomas voting____________.
Councilor Pugh voting______________.
Councilor Woodson voting___________.


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TINY B. WASHINGTON TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON
CLERK OF COUNCIL MAYOR