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Legislation #: 160268 Introduction Date: 4/7/2016
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHIELDS, LOAR AND BARNES JR.
Title: Expressing the City Council’s desire to transition management of workers’ compensation claims processing and payment to the City’s Healthcare System Trust, on or before July 1, 2016, and authorizing the Healthcare System Trust, working with the City Manager, to take the necessary steps to implement such changes.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/7/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/7/2016 Referred to Finance and Governance Committee
4/13/2016 Hold On Agenda (4/20/2016)
4/20/2016 Immediate Adoption
4/21/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160268

 

Expressing the City Council’s desire to transition management of workers’ compensation claims processing and payment to the City’s Healthcare System Trust, on or before July 1, 2016, and authorizing the Healthcare System Trust, working with the City Manager, to take the necessary steps to implement such changes.

 

WHEREAS, the Council recognizes the importance of a healthy workforce and a safe and healthy workplace; and

 

WHEREAS, as an employer, the City has a legal, moral and ethical obligation to provide workers’ compensation benefits to those sustaining injuries arising out of and in the course of employment with the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council recognizes that there is always opportunity for improvement to the processing of workers’ compensation claims for both employees and the City; and

 

WHEREAS, medical payments for workers’ compensation claims are paid out of funds separate from regular health insurance claims; and

 

WHEREAS, the City’s health insurance claims are now self-funded and managed through the City’s Healthcare System Trust; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council believes the City, through the Healthcare System Trust, can provide improved workers’ compensation services, while concurrently controlling healthcare costs through various measures, including negotiated healthcare rates, as part of the same Healthcare Trust fund; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council would like the Healthcare System Trust and the City Manager to focus not just on cost-savings, but also on risk management, safety and an improved experience for City employees; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council understands that a transition from current claims processing and payment involves study and planning; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Expressing the City Council’s desire to transition management of workers’ compensation claims processing and payment to the City’s Healthcare System Trust, on or before July 1, 2016, and authorizing the Healthcare System Trust and the City Manager to take the necessary steps to implement such changes.

 

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