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City of Seward Legislative Hist
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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2002-010 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, APPROPRIATING $70,688 TO COVER THE INCREASE IN <br />HEALTH PLAN CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2002 <br />BUDGET AND ESTABLISHING A CITY EMPLOYEE CO-PAYMENT <br />RATE FOR HEALTH PLAN CONTRIBUTIONS <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward participates in the Alaska Public Utilities Insurance Trust <br />(APUIT) for the purpose of providing healthcare benefits for eligible employees; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, APUlT has experienced higher utilization, higher claims and higher medical <br />costs; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, APUlT increased the base contribution rate for calendar year 2002 by 15%; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, APUIT established an "experience rate" based on loss ratio experience over a <br />five year period; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Seward's "experience rate" was established at 20% based on its loss ratio <br />experience over the last five years; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Seward's health plan contribution rate for 2002 was set at $967.57 per month <br />per insured employee; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, APUlT also reduced health plan benefits to help reduce costs which increases <br />employee's out-of-pocket costs; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City's CY2002 budget included a 14% increase in the health plan <br />contribution; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the actual health plan contribution rate for 2002 was increased by 35%; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, due to the significant increase in the health plan contribution rate, <br />administration is recommending that employees contribute towards the health plan contribution <br />through payroll deductions; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, administration recommends that the balance of the health plan contribution be <br />covered from each applicable fund's fund balance/retained earnings. <br />
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