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File #: 19-1654    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/30/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/10/2019 Final action: 12/10/2019
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 209-2019 to replace Resolution 385-85 relating to self-insurance and claim adjustment procedures. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution 12-10-19, 2. B - Approved Blue Route 12-10-19, 3. C - Resolution 385-85 12-10-19, 4. Executed Resolution 209-2019
Related files: 18-1218
Title
Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 209-2019 to replace Resolution 385-85 relating to self-insurance and claim adjustment procedures.

FUNDING: N/A
Body
DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Given numerous changes since 1985, the Department of Human Resources recommends that Resolution 385-85 be replaced consistent with some recent Board-approved changes and to provide the necessary flexibility to maintain efficient and timely operations. A summary of the changes include:

· The County has determined to self-insure General Liability to the sum of $1,000,000.00, and Workers’ Compensation to the sum of $300,000.00 self-insured retention (SIR). The SIR is unchanged; however, it’s important to note that the SIR only applies to Excess Workers’ Compensation for all workers’ compensation claim settlements with a date of injury prior to September 1, 2018. Claims after September 1, 2018 are subject to the authority of the CSAC Excess Insurance Authority as a full insured program.

· Removes reference to a specific vendor and references the discretion for the Director of Human Resources to retain by written contract a third party administrator to perform self-insurance administration services or elect to have County staff perform such services.

· Includes the delegated authority to settle employee or labor grievances up to the sum of $10,000.00 with the concurrence, or verbal agreement later confirmed in writing, of the Chief Administrative Officer and County Counsel of the County of El Dorado when it is determined that such settlement is in the best interest of the County.

· The references to Risk Manager are being replaced with Director of Human Resources because Risk Management is a division within Human Resources and it’s recommended that the delegation be to a Board- appointed officer.

· Includes a provision that requires the Director of Human Resources to notify the Board of Supervisors when settle...

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