Coverage

More than a half-century of savings, service and stability

CIS Benefits...

  • Covers about 26,700 employees and dependents in 274 Oregon public entities 
  • Provides medical, dental, vision, life, & disability coverage
  • Offers a wide range of comprehensive coverage options to give employees & their families the care they need at a price they and their communities can afford
  • Focuses on health improvement/wellness in the worksite and on assistance for individual employees & their families - includes disease management, healthy eating, tobacco cessation, health coaching, health risk assessment, worksite wellness and biometric screening grants and program support
  • Self-insures its largest medical (Regence BCBS administered) and dental plans (Delta Dental administered)
  • Provides hands-on, value added services at no additional cost 
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Online enrollment and billing
    • COBRA/Retiree administration
    • Pre-tax plan administration
    • GASB 75 actuarial service discounts and data coordination
    • Onsite training of employees in benefit features/usage; open enrollment assistance
    • In-house SHIBA counselor for Medicare-eligible employees..

CIS Benefits is...

  •  Innovative
    • Invested in a comprehensive wellness program for CIS Benefits members beginning in 2002, before wellness was common practice
    • Received “Outstanding Health Plan” award in 2007 from the Disease Management Association of America for integration of health risk assessment with open enrollment process to achieve a completion rate of over 80%
    • “CIS24” program takes advantage of synergy between CIS self-insured medical and workers’ comp plans with the goals of expediting appropriate treatment and return to work for injured workers, & lowering medical costs.
  • Sensitive to collective bargaining
    • Discretionary benefit changes are deferred until bargaining contracts renew
  • Successfully bending the cost curve
    • CIS medical trend and rate changes have consistently been lower than Regence’s standard trend
    • Since 2010, the average annual rate change for the self-insured medical plan has been 5.4% for cities and 6.2% for counties, and is trending downward.