Government Contract | Pennsylvania
Employor Sponsored Employee Benefit Brokerage Services

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000537105

Bid Title: Employor Sponsored Employee Benefit Brokerage Services

Agency Bid No. Title: Not Stated

Received Date: 04/12/2016

Close Date: 05/09/2016

Purchase Type: Term:

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 05/06/2016


Specifications include, but are not limited to:. 1.01Purpose and Scope Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA) is requesting qualifications to provide brokerage services for our Employer Sponsored Employee Benefits Programs. These programs include medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life and disability. 1.02 Scope of Brokerage Services : 1. The broker will assist SARAA with all aspects of their Employee Benefits Program: a. Strategic Planning i. What resources do you have available to help us manage our benefits and outline a benefits strategy consistent with current and future business plans? ii. What is your firms capability to model and project the cost impact of plan design changes? iii. What benchmarking tools do you use? Please provide examples. b. Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) compliance i. How are you keeping ahead and compliant with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? ii. How are you helping your clients prepare for these changes? c. Renewal Solution & Competitive Bidding i. Describe your process for negotiating renewals. Be prepared to share examples of your success in negotiating renewals4 d.Implementation Management i.Describe any additional services offered by your company that may be of interest to us such as employee surveys/focus groups, client professional development, etc. e.Financial Management i.How can you help us develop cost projections tied to our fiscal goals? ii.Do you assist clients in the preparation of their Form 5500s, Summary Annual Reports and Summary Plan descriptions? Is there a cost for these services? f.Legal Compliance i.How do you support your clients in ensuring their employee benefits programs remain compliant with all federal and state laws, as well as HIPAA? ii.Describe methods you employ to disseminate information about current trends and legislation. Please provide examples. g.Client Service i.Does your firm provide general Human Resources consulting services and/or support? ii.Does your company provide and/or support corporate wellness initiatives? Describe any programs that you provide to your clients that foster employee wellness. How do you measure the success or failure of a wellness program? What type of metrics can be provided to support a wellness program? iii.How often does your team meet with clients and for what purposes? iv. Who would be working directly with us on administrative issues, questions, and problem solving? Please provide the roles and qualifications of each person. v. Have you assisted any of your clients with auditing medical and/or prescription claims by using a third-party auditor? vi. What is your client retention rate? h. Employee Advocacy i. Describe your standard package of employee communications services. Please provide samples. ii. Do you provide a call center for clients employees? Please describe how the call center functions when handling employee concerns and issues. Do you have the ability to track when associates call-in and what they called about? Are calls recorded? Indicate the hours of your call center for employee questions and if any of your call center staff is fluent in any other languages. How does your call center keep track of outstanding issues/questions from employees? i. Employee Benefits Website Maintenance and Development i. What online client resources do you offer, if any? ii. Do you have the capabilities to develop an employee benefits website? Who would be in charge of maintaining this website?5

Product Codes: 91840, 91869, 95300, 95352

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA)

State: Pennsylvania

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Engineering Office, One Terminal Drive, Suite 300, Middletown, Pennsylvania, 17057



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