School Board agrees to health plan enhancements

The Flagler County University Board agreed to reduce co-payments on its staff overall health insurance policies ideas for the 2022 to 2023 university yr.

At a Might 25 specific meeting, the board also agreed to minimize deductibles for its HSA strategy.

The modifications will not affect board or staff rates, which will stay the similar as they were this faculty 12 months, in accordance to a report from Brown & Brown, which administers the district’s self-funded programs.

The value of the program enhancements will be around $164,000, which will occur out of the insurance policies reserve, a fund that was at $4.6 million from the past strategy calendar year.

The co-pays will minimize from $50 to $20 for primary treatment visits and $75 to $40 for specialist visits for each the typical and high quality HMO plans. Urgent care co-pays will lessen from $100 to $50 for the regular system. Generic drug co-pays will be $5.

“The goods that we modified are not definitely costly, but I consider they give again to workforce on the companies they use most.”

DANIELLE BOYLE, Brown & Brown senior vice president

“The objects that we modified are not definitely expensive, but I assume they give again to staff on the expert services they use most,” Danielle Boyle, Brown & Brown’s senior vice president, instructed the board.

The insurance committee recommended the adjustments to make the HMO strategies far more reasonably priced. Based on board member comments all through Brown & Brown’s presentation at a May possibly 17 workshop, the insurance policy committee also voted to minimize HSA deductibles from $2,500 to $2,000 for an unique and from $5,000 to $4,000 for a spouse and children.

The board unanimously agreed to all of the recommendations.

The insurance coverage committee’s advice to a just one-time refund for all users of the health program was not offered at the assembly. But, Katie Hansen, the president of the Flagler County Educators Association, reported negotiations are continuing.  

“(The May well 25) assembly/vote was specific to solidifying the insurance prepare solutions for the coming yr,” Hansen explained. “We truly will never know for sure on the other objects until eventually we return to the table for negotiations. Tentatively, we are back again (June 1).”