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
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%
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.