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File #: 17-2017    Version: 1 Name: 12/18/17 Unum Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2017 Final action: 12/18/2017
Enactment date: 12/18/2017 Enactment #: R-17-467
Title: Resolution to Authorize Payments to Unum Life Insurance Company of America and to Renew Associated Group Term Life, Accident, and Disability Insurance Policies for City Employees and their Eligible Dependents, and to Authorize the City Administrator to Execute the Necessary Documentation ($440,000)
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor
Attachments: 1. City of Ann Arbor NC 2017 MS.PDF, 2. 87165 - STD LTD policy (002).pdf, 3. Maine Select Group Trust Agreement - Life Insurance Complete Policy as o....pdf, 4. City of AA Life-ADD current contract.pdf, 5. City of AA Life application - Employer Agreement.pdf

Title

Resolution to Authorize Payments to Unum Life Insurance Company of America and to Renew Associated Group Term Life, Accident, and Disability Insurance Policies for City Employees and their Eligible Dependents, and to Authorize the City Administrator to Execute the Necessary Documentation ($440,000)

Memorandum

The attached Resolution authorizes renewal of the group term life, optional life, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term disability, and optional long term disability insurance policies with our group insurance provider, and related payments.  The City is in a current contract with Unum Life Insurance Company of America through 12/31/17. 

 

Budget/Fiscal Impact:  The estimated annual cost of this employee benefit is $440,000 (January-December, 2018).

 

Unum’s products are fully-insured.  The City will pay the total cost of basic insurance premiums, and share with employees the cost of employee optional insurance premiums. Employee labor contracts and employee benefit plans establish the level of life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, and short term and long-term disability insurance coverage for City employees. 

 

The above referenced cost projections are in accordance with the approved FY18 budget and anticipated FY19 budget.  The benefit coverage levels will remain the same for the FY18 and FY19, as currently underwritten.

Staff

Prepared By:  Jessica Hull, Employee Benefits Supervisor

Reviewed By:  Robyn Wilkerson, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations

Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The City provides group term life insurance coverage to City employees and their eligible dependents, optional life insurance coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, optional long-term disability coverage, and short-term disability coverage in accordance with the employee benefits program and various labor contracts at an estimated annual cost of approximately $440,000;

 

Whereas, The City’s contract with Unum Life Insurance Company of America is due for renewal on January 1, 2018;

 

Whereas, There is no increase of premium in the renewal rates for existing group term life insurance, optional life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short term disability insurance, or optional long term disability insurance coverage with Unum Life Insurance Company of America;

 

Whereas, Human Resources Services recommends renewal of these policies and authorization of these payments;

 

Whereas, Funds have been appropriated in the approved FY18 budget and are planned for and will be budgeted in the FY19 budget to cover projected costs associated with the provision of group term life insurance, optional life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, short term disability coverage, and optional long term disability coverage; and

 

Whereas, Unum Life Insurance Company of America complies with the requirements of the City’s Non-Discrimination and Living Wage Ordinances;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council approve the authorization for payments to Unum Life Insurance Company of America for the provision of group term life insurance, optional life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short term disability insurance and optional long term disability insurance coverage to City employees and their eligible dependents, and associated policy renewals, in accordance with this Resolution at an estimated annual cost of $440,000 allocated to the applicable months of FY18 and FY19, and subject to final FY19 budget approval; and

 

RESOLVED, That the City Administrator is authorized and directed to execute the necessary contract documentation, after approval as to form by the City Attorney, and take any further necessary administrative actions to implement this Resolution.

 

Sponsored by: Mayor Taylor