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New TPA/Provider Network Effective July 1

Jun 9, 2015

In March of this year the City submitted a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Employee Health/Third Party Administrator (TPA) Services. The review of the proposals was completed on April 24. Interviews were held with the top three candidates on May 7. Due to administrative cost and/or customer services issues the City did not interview Humana or North American Administrators during this process. Staying with Humana would have cost the City’s medical plan an additional $100,000 for FY16. Since the contract with Humana expires June 30, the City will have a new TPA effective July 1, 2015. The recommendation to hire Meritain, the City’s new TPA, was approved at the Board of Commissioners Meeting on June 2. The City is replacing its TPA for Medical, Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Account, Prescription, Dental, and Vision plans with Meritain. The City is NOT changing plan design. All deductibles, out-of-pocket limit amounts, FSA and HRA accounts will transfer over so employees should not see any financial implication for the change. New medical, dental, vision, and FSA cards will be distributed prior to July 1, 2015. Meritain will offer a new medical provider network, Aetna Choice POS II (Open Access), however most doctors and hospitals used by employees and dependents are in the Aetna and Humana networks. The new network may contain more providers used by employees and dependents than the City’s current network. Meritain will also offer Aetna dental and vision provider networks. The new provider networks can be viewed at the links below: Medical & Vision: http://www.aetna.com/docfind/custom/mymeritain/ NOTE: Click on Aetna Choice POS II (Open Access) Dental: www.aetna.com/docfind/custom/aetnadentalaccess The Human Resources staff is working diligently to provide a smooth transition to Meritain. Employees can expect to see: new medical, dental, vision, and FSA cards; new website; and new provider networks. All deductibles, out-of-pocket limits, FSA & HRA accounts will transfer. The City’s plan design will remain the same. If you have any questions regarding this transition please contact me at (270) 393-3644 or lori.gray@bgky.org

Cultural Competency Training (Final Schedule)

Jun 4, 2015

Dear City Staff and Employees,

I want to thank everyone who has already signed-up and participated in the Employee Cultural Competency Training! 

The June training is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17 at 8:30am – 10:30am at Police Headquarters.  Please sign-up in DOCS# 575828

This is a mandatory staff training, please don’t wait until the last minute to sign-up.  You will see the new and FINAL training schedule for July – December 2015.  Current employees are encouraged to sign-up for any of the available training opportunities on a first-come basis in DOCS# 575828

NOTE:  This is the last training cycle, the Cultural Competency Training will be completed by the end of December 2015.  Attached is a handout with the final training schedule, feel free to print and post!

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me!

Leyda Becker
Community Services Specialist/
International Communities Liaison
City of Bowling Green
707 East Main Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Phone: 270.393.3766
Cell: 270.935.8960

Employee Newsletter (July)

Mar 31, 2015

The Employee Newsletter for the month of July is now available on the CLICK.

Employee Newsletter (July)

2015 Spring Fitness Challenge

Mar 26, 2015

The City’s spring fitness challenge will begin April 19, 2015. The program goal is to encourage employees to reach their fitness goals. This will be an individual challenge. Participants will log their physical activity on the log sheets provided. Physical activity will be logged in 15 minute increments and cannot be logged during the participants work hours. Each fifteen minutes will be equal to one (1) point. Drinking at least 64 ounces of water in one day will earn one (1) point (1 point per day maximum). Utilizing a City facility to complete your physical activity will also earn one (1) point (one point per day maximum). The participants with the most points at the end of the challenge will be the winner (1st & 2nd place awards). The deadline to register is April 13th.

APRIL SPRING WELLNESS SERIES

Mar 20, 2015

2015 SPRING WELLNESS SERIES: "Knowing Your Cholesterol", Tuesday, April 14 or Wednesday, April 15 @ 12 PM in the Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor City Hall -- Lunch will be provided for those registering on or before Wednesday, April 1. E-mail or call Lori Gray to register (www.lori.gray@bgky.org, (270) 393-3644).