MINUTES OF THE
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COMMITTEE
June 26, 2013
Captain Clinton Woods, Seth Brown, Saundra Hunter, Drale Short, Lionel Haynes, Lisa Goodwin, ex-officio,
Pamela Hodge, ex-officio, Reather Hollowell, ex-officio
Captain Jackey Long, Michael Burgess
Kathy Showers, Benefits Consultant, NMFN, Cynthia Holliman, Human
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson
Kathy Showers, Northwestern Benefit Corp
CALL TO ORDER & INTRODUCTIONS
Reather Hollowell gave overview of responsibilities and duties of the committee members including its mission statement and asked members to think about someone to be the committee chairperson.
AGENDA AND DISCUSSIONS
Mayor’s Remarks: Mayor Tomlinson stated she was glad to see that the Employee Benefits Committee was formed to engage in city government and its healthcare benefits. Mayor Tomlinson asked the committee to function in a capacity to inform and educate employees, as well as be a vehicle to brainstorm new ideas. She asked the committee to make recommendations on policy, and be a conduit for weighing in on benefits and costs.
Overview of Health Insurance: Kathy Showers, Northwestern Benefit Corp., provided an in-depth overview of the CCG’s health benefits to include organization of health plan, current benefits, claim reports, healthcare reform and how the Health and Wellness Center fits into the overall healthcare plan.
Health and Wellness Center Update: Reather Hollowell provided additional statistics on the Health and Wellness Center stating that 500 employees have signed up for the Health and Wellness Center and when dependents are added the total participation is more than 1,000. There are 250 employees enrolled in the TOP program and patient satisfaction surveys have been 100% satisfied.
Other Business: Reather Hollowell proposed a meeting calendar for the remainder of 2013 and 2014. The committee voted to meet quarterly on the 4
Wednesday at 10:00AM, except that the December meeting will be on the 1
Wednesday of the month. Potential topics for the next meeting include discussion on the 457 supplemental retirement program and health premium changes.
There being no further business, a motion was made to adjourn.
Next Committee Meeting: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 10:00AM, Ground Floor Conference Room.