In October 2017, when the health insurance financial crisis was discovered, the Consortium Board of Directors selected six superintendents and the BOCES Assistant Superintendent of Management Services to examine the issue and propose options. The group made an initial recommendation in December of 2017 to immediately raise the premiums 10%. That increase in revenues helped keep the plan afloat for the next six months.
In January 2018, in order to take a more comprehensive examination of the issues that resulted in the financial shortfall, the Consortium Board expanded the committee to include representatives from the various stakeholder groups. The composition of the committee was made permanent in November of 2018.
The Committee consists of the following voting members; two retired individuals, two business officials, two teachers, the BOCES Assistant Superintendent of Management Services, three labor relations specialists and five superintendents. Over the course of the last year the initial Ad Hoc has evolved into what is now called the Advisory Committee. As you can see from the following list of members, the interest of those who receive their health insurance through the Consortium are well represented.
|Kari||Baxter||Labor Relations Specialist – NYSUT|
|Eric||Bell||Assistant Superintendent of Management Services – CVES BOCES|
|Justin||Gardner||Superintendent – Willsboro CSD|
|Stephen||Gratto||Superintendent – Schroon Lake CSD|
|Bob||Joyce||Representative – NYSRTA|
|Kim||Mayer||Teacher – CVES BOCES – NYSUT|
|Jay||Lebrun||Superintendent – Plattsburgh City SD|
|Dan||Mayberry||Superintendent – Keene CSD|
|Danielle||McAfee||Business Administrator – Saranac CSD|
|Emy||Pombrio||Labor Relations Specialist – CSEA|
|Bob||Porter||Teacher – Ticonderoga CSD – NYSUT|
|Rod||Sherman||Representative – Champlain Valley Council of Retirees – NYSUT|
|Brian||Tousignant||Business Manager – Northern Adirondack CSD|
|William||Larrow||Superintendent – Moriah CSD|
|Kevin||Klemm||Consultant – Segal Consulting|
|Philip||Lupe||Health Benefits Specialist – CSEA|
|Christine||Myers||Treasurer – CVES BOCES|
|Joanna||Orr||Representative – SAANYS|
|Jon||Parks||Administrator – CEWW Consortium|
|Michelle||Perry||Advisory Committee Recording Secretary – CVES BOCES|
|Lawrence||Singer||Consultant – Segal Consulting|