Resolution No. 178.1

Increasing The Employee Contribution Towards The Cost Of Health Insurance Benefits For New Hire Management Non Union Employees

Resolution Information

Parent: 
Resolution No. 178
Status: 
Postponed in Committee

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Referred to:  The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Gerentine, Maio, James Maloney, Joseph Maloney, Petit, and Rodriguez)

 

Legislator Joseph Maloney offers the following:

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 242 dated September 19, 2012, the Ulster County Legislature unanimously approved a Memorandum of Agreement between the County and the Ulster County Unit of the Civil Service Employees Association, Inc. (CSEA) stating that effective upon ratification, new hires shall contribute 20% of the premium to the cost of the health insurance plan; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 108 dated April 16, 2013, the Ulster County Legislature unanimously approved a Memorandum of Agreement between the County and the Ulster County Staff Association (NYSUT, AFT, NEA, AFL-CIO) stating that individuals hired into the bargaining unit after ratification of the agreement shall contribute 20% of the County’s cost of the family, two-person or individual health insurance premium; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 302 dated August 19, 2014, the Ulster County Legislature unanimously approved a Memorandum of Agreement between the County and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Employees Association stating that employees hired on or after the date of ratification of the agreement shall pay 20% of the family or individual health insurance premium; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 358 dated September 15, 2015, the Ulster County Legislature unanimously approved Memorandums of Agreement between the County and the Ulster County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association, Inc. and the Superior Officers Unit stating that new hires, after date of ratification, shall contribute 20% towards their health insurance; and

 

WHEREAS, following the March 20, 2018 adoption of Resolution No. 72, Ulster County Legislators and all other elected officials will contribute 20% of the premium to the cost of the health insurance plan beginning the first day of the next new term of office; and

 

WHEREAS, the current 10% employee contribution for management non-union employees has not been increased since 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature, as the appropriating and policy-determining body of the County of Ulster, has a fiduciary responsibility to protect the taxpayers of Ulster County; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature believes it is prudent to update policy to increase the employee contribution towards health insurance costs for new hire management non-union employees to align the contribution with that of the current union new hires and elected officials in Ulster County, and to help offset the inevitable rising costs associated with these benefits; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, effective September 1, 2019, new hire management non-union employees shall contribute 20% of the premium to the cost of the health insurance plan; and, be it further

 

RESOLVED, that upon ratification of any agreement between Ulster County and any union requiring an increased employee contribution towards the cost of the health insurance plan, the contribution by Ulster County elected officials shall automatically match the percentage in said agreement,

                                                                                                         

and move its adoption.

 

 

 

ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 

AYES:                        NOES:    

 

 

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ________________.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

TBD- ANTICIPATED YEARLY SAVINGS IN COUNTY DOLLARS

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Updated: July 1, 2019

Votes on this Resolution

yes no abstained no vote
Tue, Jun 18, 2019 Ways and Means Committee
Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 178.1
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No
Abstained
No Vote
Tue, Jun 11, 2019 Ways and Means Committee
Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 178.1 For One Week
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No
Abstained

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