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Legislation #: 090786 Introduction Date: 9/3/2009
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 10/11/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER GOTTSTEIN AND COUNCILMEMBER SHARP
Title: Estimating and appropriating $375,000.00 in prior-year health insurance rebates in the General Fund for the purpose of continuing work on the City’s self-funded health insurance initiative.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/3/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/3/2009 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
9/9/2009 Hold On Agenda (9/16/2009)
9/23/2009 Do Pass as a Committee Substitute
9/24/2009 Add to Consent Docket
10/1/2009 Passed

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 090786

 

Estimating and appropriating $375,000.00 in prior-year health insurance rebates in the General Fund for the purpose of continuing work on the Citys self-funded health insurance initiative.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City continues its work on self-funding of health insurance beginning May 1, 2010; and

 

WHEREAS, unspent prior-year funds from a health insurance premium rebate remains available to complete this work; and

 

WHEREAS, Garry and Associates of North Kansas City was selected in FY 2008-09 through a competitive solicitation process involving representatives of all employee groups; and

 

WHEREAS, the work of Garry and Associates and the collaborative work of the committee resulted in over $7 million in financial savings from preliminary renewal estimates with our current health insurance provider for FY 2009-10; and

 

WHEREAS, it is desired to extend the current contract with Garry and Associates to continue the work begun in FY 2008-09 and complete the Citys self-funding health insurance initiative; and

 

WHEREAS, an additional $100,000.00 is needed to provide one-time auditing and legal services necessary to insure that the transition occurs smoothly; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That revenue is estimated in the following account of the General Fund:

 

10-1000-100000-485700 Health Insurance Rebate $375,000.00

 

  Section 2. That the sum of $375,000.00 is appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the following account:

 

10-1000-101100-B Office of Management and Budget $325,000.00

10-1000-131500-B Legal Services 50,000.00

TOTAL $375,000.00

 


Section 3. That the City Manager is authorized to amend and extend a current contract with Garry and Associates in an additional amount not to exceed $275,000.00 and provide up to two annual renewals subject to the appropriation of funds in future fiscal years.

 

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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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Jeffrey A. Yates

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

___________________________________

Heather A. Brown

Assistant City Attorney