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