Cumberland County
New Jersey

Resolution
RES-2017-596

Resolution Authorizing the Cumberland County Administrator to Continue an "Opt Out" Program for Eligible County Employees who Choose to Waive Health Insurance Coverage

Information

Department:InsuranceSponsors:Deputy Director Darlene Barber, Freeholder Carol Musso
Category:Miscellaneous

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WHEREAS, for reasons of economy, the County of Cumberland seeks to continue its current health benefits "opt-out" program; and

WHEREAS, such a program would provide an annual stipend to employees who waive County provided medical and prescription coverage if they provide proof of medical coverage elsewhere; and

WHEREAS, County employees currently eligible to participate in county-provided health benefits are eligible for the "opt-out" program; and

WHEREAS, spouses of County employees are required by County policy to waive duplicate County-provided coverage and therefore are not eligible to participate in the "opt-out" program; and

WHEREAS, continuance of the "opt-out" program and the amount of the annual stipends shall be determined solely by the Board of Chosen Freeholders each October-November.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND, as follows:

1.              That this Board hereby authorizes the Cumberland County Administrator to offer a health benefits “opt-out” program for 2018 with annual stipends as follows:

Employee                            $  750                                          Employee/Child                            $1,500

Family                                          $2,275                                          Employee/Spouse                            $1,650

2.              That this Resolution shall supersede any previous resolution that was approved  establishing annual “opt-out” stipends.

Passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders held at the Cumberland County Administration Building, 164 West Broad Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time.

 

Meeting History

Oct 24, 2017 6:00 PM Video Board of Chosen Freeholders Regular Board Meeting
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Deputy Director Barber made a motion seconded by Freeholder Musso to approve Resolution #2017-545 up to and including #596 as just read. Approved, roll call vote 7-0.

Freeholder Musso made a motion seconded by Freeholder Daddario to group Resolution #2017-597 up to and including #603. Approved, voice vote 7-0.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Darlene Barber, Deputy Director
SECONDER:Carol Musso, Freeholder
AYES:Carman Daddario, Carol Musso, James F. Quinn, James R. Sauro, Joseph V. Sparacio, Darlene Barber, Joseph Derella