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Legislature Hears Update on Health Benefits Consortium

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Don Barber, executive director of the Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium, provided an update report to the Legislature on the Consortium, which began to operate in 2011 as the first Article 47 municipal health insurance consortium in New York State.  Mr. Barber congratulated the County as “being owners of a very successful health insurance company, a self-funded community-rated health insurance program.  Among operation highlights, the Consortium, a successful shared services program, received $36 million in premiums and paid $29.8 million in claims, resulting in $3.85 million in net income and approved a premium rate increase of only 5% for 2015.  He said the Consortium continues to operate very efficiently, with 92% of its expenses going to pay claims.

 Read the Consortium’s 2014 Annual Report at