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Posted on: September 27, 2022

SHBP Rate Increase Adopted

Last week, the State Health Benefits Commission adopted the rate increase as proposed in the AON Rate Renewal Report Local Government Employee/Retiree Group and State Employee/Retiree Group. Municipalities in the State Health Benefits Plan will s...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Duct Cleaning Subject to Prevailing Wage Law

On September 22 Governor Murphy signed into law S-1027/A2208, which makes duct cleaning as public work subject to the prevailing wage law. P.L. 2022, c. 113 took effect immediately.  Contact: Lori Buckelew, Deputy Executive Dire...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Legislation Will Add Local Representation to State Health Benefits Commission

Senators Ruiz and Sarlo have introduced legislation that would expand the State Health Benefits Commission from five members to nine members and add local representation to Commission. S-3033 would add two local government management members, a m...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Lunch & Learn: Exploring Alternatives to the SHBP within Existing Labor Contracts

As municipalities explore alternatives to the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) it is important to ensure that any new plan conforms to existing labor contracts and meets the “equal to or better” clause found in some labor contracts. On September 29 at 12...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Lunch & Learn: Exploring Alternatives to the SHBP within Existing Labor Contracts

As municipalities explore alternatives to the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) it is important to ensure that any new plan conforms to existing labor contracts and meets the “equal to or better” clause found in some labor contracts. O...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

State Health Benefits Commission Approves 2023 Rate Increase

Today, during the Annual Rate Renewal meeting of the State Health Benefits Commission (SHBC), the trustees voted to approve a nearly 23% local government health insurance rate increase and a 21% increase in state employee health insurance rates. The three...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

State Health Benefits Program Plan Design Committee Meets

Yesterday, the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Plan Design Committee met, and the members were given an Overview of the Rate Setting Environment by AON, a risk management firm assisting the SHBP. AON’s overview offered a number of reasons f...

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