Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 9, 2014
September 9, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #10

2015 Employee Medical, Dental, and Ancillary Benefits


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Kim Stroud, Division Manager, x6432


Action Requested
Approval of the recommended 2015 Plan Year premium rates for medical, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance for active employees and eligible dependents as provided in Exhibit A and Exhibit B. 

Enabling/Regulating Authority


Background Discussion

Annually, in conjunction with the new budget, the County Commission establishes/approves medical, dental, and ancillary benefit premiums for employees. 

As a result of the continued effort on the part of the employees to achieve better health , the coordination of care that occurs between the health advocates, physicians, and the employees and the aggressive discount that is achieved from the network, the Administration is recommending that the premiums for medical and dental remain stable at the 2014 rate. 

It is important to note that the total premium for medical in 2015 is less than it was in 2007.  Additionally, for the 5th consecutive year, the Commission has not had to increase employee share of the medical premium and for the 8th consecutive year, the Commission has not had to increase the Dependent coverage for medical. 

Employees pay 100% of the total premium for dental and those rates remain stable for 2015. 

The core and voluntary Life and Long Term Disability products are provided through The Standard Insurance Company.  The products provided include core Life, Core LTD, and AD&D coverage paid for by the County.  Additional Life for employee and dependents is available, paid in full by the employee.  Life and LTD rates remain stable for 2015 with no increase.    

The attached Exhibits outline the premiums and cost sharing for the applicable products. 

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please provide a scanned copy of the approved agenda item to Kim Stroud, Employee Health benefits.  Kim.Stroud@mymanatee.org


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Rate Sheet 2015.pdf