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Legislation #: 170194 Introduction Date: 3/9/2017
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BARNES JR. AND COUNCILMEMBER LOAR
Title: Authorizing the City Manager to execute up to a five-year agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City for administrative services involving the City’s self-funded workers’ compensation plan; estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $7,700,000.00; and authorizing the City Manager to amend the agreement without further Council approval and to execute additional one-year renewals not to exceed a ten year contract when such funds are appropriated in the City’s annual budget for such purpose.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/9/2017 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/9/2017 Referred to Finance and Governance Committee
3/22/2017 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
3/23/2017 Passed as Substituted

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170194 Finance Presentation.pdf Staff Report 183K 170194 Finance Presentation
170194 Fact Sheet.pdf Fact Sheet 53K 170194 Fact Sheet
170194 Fiscal Note.pdf Fiscal Note 34K 170194 Fiscal Note

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 170194

 

Authorizing the City Manager to execute up to a five-year agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City for administrative services involving the City’s self-funded workers’ compensation plan; estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $7,700,000.00; and authorizing the City Manager to amend the agreement without further Council approval and to execute additional one-year renewals not to exceed a ten year contract when such funds are appropriated in the City’s annual budget for such purpose.

 

WHEREAS, in Resolution No. 160268, the City Council expressed its desire to “transition management of workers’ compensation claims processing and payment to the City’s Healthcare System Trust” and asked the City Manager to work towards implementing such changes; and

 

WHEREAS, members of the Healthcare System Trust, along with various City employees, including Corporate Safety and Risk Management, Law and the City Manager’s Office began work on a program with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City for administrative services for the City’s self-funded workers’ compensation program; and

 

WHEREAS, Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 160823 created a new Workers’ Compensation Board composed of current Healthcare System Trust appointees; and

 

WHEREAS, further amendments to the agreement may be necessary as the new program grows to add related scopes of work such as a functional job description component; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City Manager is authorized to execute up to a five-year agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City for administrative services involving the City’s self-funded workers’ compensation plan in an amount not to exceed $7,700,000.00.

 

Section 2. That the City Manager is authorized to amend the agreement without further Council approval and to execute additional one-year renewals not to exceed ten years when such funds are appropriated in the City’s annual budget for such purpose.

 

Section 3. That the revenue in the following account of the Workers Compensation Fund is estimated in the following amount:

 

18-1011-071402-485750 Reimb-Workers Comp Claims $7,700,000.00

 

Section 4. That the amount of $7,700,000.00 is appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Workers Compensation Fund to the following account in the Workers Compensation Fund

 

18-1011-071402-B Workers Compensation Payments $4,500,000.00

18-1011-071410-B City Employee Safety 3,200,000.00

TOTAL $7,700,000.00

 

Section 5. That the Director of General Services is authorized to expend from funds appropriated from Account Nos. 18-1011-071402-B and 18-1011-071410-B.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

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Randall J. Landes

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Joseph A. Guarino

Assistant City Attorney