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Office Location:

700 E. Fourth St. Suite 220 Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Employee Services Center
704-432-6947

Mecklenburg County Retirees

Dear County Employees & Retirees,

As we all know, healthcare costs continue to rise and are a major concern for everyone.

For several years, the County has experienced the same increases (or higher) as other organizations, and for the most part, has covered the additional cost and maintained our traditional Enhanced and Standard PPO plans.

In my FY17 Proposed Budget, which I will present tomorrow, I am asking for healthcare plan revisions that I believe balance high-quality options with fiscal responsibility. The goal is to offer plans that will give you choices that best suit you and your family. The changes go into effect January 1, 2017.

Human Resources is finalizing details and costs and we will provide that information as soon as it is available through a comprehensive high-touch, high-tech education program.

Included will be HR and Cigna road shows and other events at County departments that will teach you about the plans, answer questions, and help you make the best choices for you and your family.

The result is that two healthcare plans will be offered this fall. A single PPO that blends the former Enhanced and Standard plans, and a new Health Savings Account or HSA. The HSA is a High Deductible plan with no copays and a health savings account that the County contributes to, employees can contribute to, and allows unused funds to roll over and build year-to-year. 

In addition, we will offer financial incentives through My Total Health that lowers your premium when you commit to a healthier lifestyle. We will also continue to offer vision, dental and all supplementary health option plans.

The driving force for the changes are increases in obesity-related illnesses, higher prescription costs and maintenance for chronic conditions that have resulted in a health spending deficit of nearly $6 million in FY16 and a projected gap of nearly $16 million in FY17. 

This is a situation we must respond to and I believe these changes are necessary so we can continue to offer our employees quality benefits and the best choices possible. 

Sincerely,

Dena R. Diorio

County Manager


 


 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Governmental Retirees Association

If you are a retiree of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg systems, you will be interested in being part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Governmental Retirees Association. For more information on the association, click he​re.
 
 
The CMGRA meets the fourth Tuesday of February, April, June, August, and October at 9:30 a.m. at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church located at 101 West Sugar Creek Rd. in Charlotte (corner of West Sugar Creek Rd. and North Tryon St.). In December there is a holiday luncheon held at various locations.
 
 
CMGRA offers a variety of programs, meetings, and events of interest to retirees.  Learn more about Fees and Membership Information​.​

 

 

Address

Office Location:

700 E. Fourth St. Suite 220 Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Employee Services Center
704-432-6947