Health Insurance Workshop Minutes – November 3rd, 2021

  November 16, 2021

Minutes of the Health Insurance Workshop held on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 Mayor Grenier opened the virtual workshop at 5:30 P.M.

PRESENT:

Megan Grenier, Mayor
Diane Foley, Trustee
Seth H Harris, Trustee
Brian Marsh, Trustee
Timothy Lane, Trustee
Donald Handerhan, Village Clerk
William T. Smith, Jr., Village Treasure

Also attending: Keri Reed, Brandon & Judy Ture

The Mayor read the Notice:

Village of Menands Board of Trustees, Insurance Workshop. I am Mayor Meg Grenier and it’s 5:30 o’clock, I will call this workshop to order. For anyone outside the village staff who is attending this video conference, I would ask you please identify yourselves, Keri Reed, Brandon True and Judi Ture . The mayor asked them to mute their microphones.

Mayor Grenier then did a roll call of Village staff: Deputy Mayor Seth H Harris, present, Trustee Diane Foley, present, Trustee Brian Marsh, present, Trustee Tim Lane, present, Clerk Don Handerhan, present, Bill Smith Treasure , Intern Anika Fisher, present. On behalf of the Village Board, I would ask all residents that we please keep our First Responders, all essential workers and those affected by this pandemic in our thoughts and prayers.

On September 2nd, 2021 Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S.50001/A.40001) extending virtual access to public meetings under New York State’s Open Meetings Law, which allows New Yorkers to virtually participate in local government meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation which was initially implemented by Executive Order during last year’s State of Emergency, allows state and local government meetings that are normally held in person to be held remotely instead, as long as the public has the ability to view or listen to the meeting and as long as the meeting is recorded and later transcribed. This statutory change will reduce the need for congregation at public meetings while the Delta variant is prevalent, while ensuring public business can continue.

Treasure Smith started the discussion advising the Board that there was no change to Medicare Employee Insurance and Delta Dental Insurance and slightly lower premium of Guardian Vision Insurance. There was a discussion of the insurance options as follows:

INS – 2021 CDPHP PLAT CDPHP PLAT CDPHP GOLD BSNENY BSNENY
130 EPO 130 EPO 224 HMO GOLD EPO HIGH PLAT EX

Coverage Effective Effective Effective Effective Effective
1/1/2021 1-12022 1-12022 1-12022 1-12022

20% 20% 20% 20% 20%

Family $2,301.10 $2,525.65 $1,880.90 $2,481.41 $2,387.76
Dental $116.31 $116.31 $116.31 $116.31 $116.31
Vision $18.67 $18.67 $18.67 $18.67 $18.67
Total $2,436.08 $2,660.63 $2,015.88 $2,616.39 $2,522.74
Mo Employee contribution $487.22 $532.13 $403.18 $523.28 $504.55
Village contribution $1,948.86 $2,128.50 $1,612.70 $2,093.11 $2,018.19
Pay Period Ded.
(Mo. Cost * 12 / 26) $224.87 $245.60 $186.08 $241.51 $232.87

Employee/Spouse $1,614.81 $1,772.39 $1,319.93 $1,741.34 $1,675.62
Dental $73.24 $73.24 $73.24 $73.24 $73.24
Vision $11.09 $11.09 $11.09 $11.09 $11.09
Total $1,699.14 $1,856.72 $1,404.26 $1,825.67 $1,759.95
Mo Employee contribution $339.83 $371.34 $280.85 $365.13 $351.99
Village contribution $1,359.31 $1,485.38 $1,123.41 $1,460.54 $1,407.96
Pay Period Ded.
(Mo. Cost * 12 / 26) $156.84 $171.39 $129.62 $168.52 $162.46

Employee/Child $1,372.59 $1,506.53 $1,121.94 $1,480.14 $1,424.28
Dental $71.77 $71.77 $71.77 $71.77 $71.77
Vision $13.17 $13.17 $13.17 $13.17 $13.17
Total $1,457.53 $1,591.47 $1,206.88 $1,565.08 $1,509.22
Mo Employee contribution $291.51 $318.29 $241.38 $313.02 $301.84
Village contribution $1,166.02 $1,273.18 $965.50 $1,252.06 $1,207.38
Pay Period Ded.
(Mo. Cost * 12 / 26) $134.54 $146.90 $111.40 $144.47 $139.31

Single $807.40 $886.19 $659.97 $870.67 $837.81
Dental $34.38 $34.38 $34.38 $34.38 $34.38
Vision $5.81 $5.81 $5.81 $5.81 $5.81
Total $847.59 $926.38 $700.16 $910.86 $878.00
Mo Employee contribution $169.52 $185.28 $140.03 $182.17 $175.60
Village contribution $678.07 $741.10 $560.13 $728.69 $702.40
Pay Period Ded.
(Mo. Cost * 12 / 26) $78.24 $85.51 $64.63 $84.08 $81.05

The Mayor hearing no other comments closed the Health Insurance Workshop at 6:09 P.M.

 

Donald Handerhan
Village Clerk