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12. B. 6.
Workers Compensation Contract with Comprehensive Risk Services LLC
Kim Archambault, HR Director, Human Resources
Resolved the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners does hereby approve the Service Agreement and Transfer Agreement with Comprehensive Risk Services, LLC, as presented.
It is recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve the Service Agreement and Transfer Agreement with Comprehensive Risk Services, LLC, as presented.
At the end of 2018, it was reported to the Board that the entire workers compensation program would be reviewed in 2019. In September, we transferred the brokerage responsibilities from Hub International to Ibex Agency to assist with this process. The County already uses Ibex Agency for the MMRMA program, so it made the most sense from an efficiency/consistency standpoint to have both programs under one umbrella.
The County is currently insured by Midwest Casualty Group for excess insurance and we will be remaining with Midwest for the 2020 calendar year. Another review of the excess insurance will occur at the end of 2020. There is no contract necessary for the Board to approve or sign for the excess insurance, this piece is just informational only.
The Agreement before you for approval is to change the Third Party Administrator for the Workers Compensation Program. The County currently uses York Risk Services, who was recently merged with Sedgwick. There were three bidders that responded to the Request for Proposal, including Sedgwick, Eagle Claims Management and Comprehensive Risk Services (CRS). At this time, it is recommended that the Board approve a change to Comprehensive Risk Services for a three year period, from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022. CRS had the lowest overall rates and uses a flat fee process, versus itemized fees charged by Sedgwick. In addition, Ibex also recommends CRS because it has a very experienced claims management team.
The Service Agreement with CRS will cost $18,969 per year for the next three years. The current annual cost through York/Sedgwick is $18,465, but their proposed renewal was higher because it included itemized fees. CRS utilizes a simple flat fee system and it expected to be a significant cost savings overall based on this structure.
CRS Service Agreement & Claims Transfer Agmnt
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