Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 070640
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File Number: 070640 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-434-07 Control: County Commission
File Name: COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE FOR DEPENDENT PARENTS Introduced: 2/28/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/24/2007
Agenda Date: 4/24/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A6
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO STUDY THE POSSIBILITY OF INCLUDING ''DEPENDENT PARENTS'' UNDER THE CATEGORY OF DEPENDENTS FOR COUNTY MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFIT PLANS AND TO REPORT THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITHIN FORTY-FIVE DAYS
Indexes: EMPLOYEES
  HEALTH INSURANCE
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 4/24/2007 11A6 Adopted P

Budget and Finance Committee 3/13/2007 2G Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Benitez read the foregoing resolution into the record. It was moved by Commissioner Diaz that this proposed resolution be forwarded with a favorable recommendation. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Gimenez. Commissioner Diaz noted many County employees have dependent parents who did not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid and the employees would benefit by including their parents as dependents on their health plans. Commissioner Gimenez noted he had severe reservations about the costs associated with allowing employees to cover their parents on their health plans, particularly considering the County could face some severe set backs soon. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 2/28/2007 Assigned Budget and Finance Committee 3/13/2007

County Attorney 2/28/2007 Assigned Lee Kraftchick 3/5/2007

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO STUDY THE POSSIBILITY OF INCLUDING ''DEPENDENT PARENTS'' UNDER THE CATEGORY OF DEPENDENTS FOR COUNTY MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFIT PLANS AND TO REPORT THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITHIN FORTY-FIVE DAYS

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board recognizes that many County employees are responsible for providing health care for their dependent parents; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to consider extending County dependent health insurance benefits to the dependent parents of County employees, who are otherwise unable to obtain group health insurance through their own employer or that of their spouse; and
WHEREAS, the provision of such benefits may have a fiscal or administrative impact on the County; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to fully understand the costs, both monetary and administrative, of providing health care benefits to the dependent parents of County employees,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the County Manager to study the feasibility, both monetary and administrative, of extending the County’s dependent health care insurance benefits to the dependent parents of County employees and to report these findings to the County Commission within forty-five days. It is the Board’s intent to limit the study to the provision of such benefits to dependent parents who are unable to obtain health insurance through their own employer or that of their spouse.



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