Agenda Item # 4
Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

December 2, 2014

Agenda Report # 57

TO: Mayor and Councilors

SUBJECT: Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor, Health Insurance

INITIATED BY: Human Resources and Finance Department

Recommendation: Approval is requested to discontinue health insurance coverage for the Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor including medical, dental and vision coverage under the Columbus Consolidated Plan effective December 31, 2014.

Background: The Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor has been on the Columbus Consolidated Government’s self insured healthcare plan since the early years of its inception, 1967.
Analysis: By allowing the Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor to provide health insurance coverage for its employees separate from the Columbus Consolidated Government, this will allow the City to determine the true benefits of its self-insured status without external liability exposure.

Financial Considerations: The City’s healthcare liability will be reduced by the same number of Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor employees that come off the healthcare plan.

Legal Considerations: The Columbus Council must authorize taking the Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor off the City’s self-insured healthcare plan.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve a resolution authorizing the City to take the Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor off the City’s self-insured healthcare plan effective December 31, 2014.

A RESOLUTION

NO. ____


WHEREAS, the Columbus Consolidated Government will discontinue providing health insurance coverage for employees of the Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor effective December 31, 2014; and,

WHEREAS, due to the Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor’s increase in their assisted living facility assets and employees, this has increased the healthcare fund’s overall liability; and,

WHEREAS, as healthcare costs continue to rise, excluding ancillary agencies such as the Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor is critical towards controlling healthcare costs and limiting the City’s liability; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Consolidated Government must authorize discontinuing healthcare coverage for the Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:

That the City Manager and/or his designee are hereby authorized to discontinue healthcare coverage for the Hospital Authority-Muscogee Manor effective December 31, 2014.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the 2nd day of December, 2014 and adopted by the affirmative vote of _________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor