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Manchester selects healthcare option for employees

By: Bonnie Krueger

At the city of Manchester’s Board of Aldermen meeting on Oct. 2, two resolutions were unanimously approved regarding health benefits for city employees.

City Administrator Larry Perney reviewed and analyzed the various group health insurance carrier bids that had been solicited through the city’s broker, Beattie and Associates. Perney recommended, and the Board unanimously passed, the adoption of services from Anthem, Inc., a division of Blue Cross Blue Shield.  The board also unanimously approved a resolution to accept the services of BeneFlex HR Resources, Inc. to provide a health reimbursement program for city employees. Both programs will be backdated to begin Oct. 1 and will end on Sept. 30, 2018.

Under this reimbursement program, employees will be reimbursed for monies spent on health care expenses after the single or family deductible is met for the year. For single coverage, the out-of-pocket expense is $750 for an employee, with the balance of $4,250 paid by the city. The family plan, which is two or more family members, is an out-of-pocket expense of $1,500, with the balance of $8,500 paid by the city.

The terms and conditions of the reimbursement plan are set forth in the Health Reimbursement Arrangement Basic Plan and the Health Reimbursement Arrangement Summary Plan documents, which can be viewed by contacting the city clerk’s office.


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