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New Jersey State Health Benefits Program Joint Committee on Public Employee Benefits Reform September 13, 2006.

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1 New Jersey State Health Benefits Program Joint Committee on Public Employee Benefits Reform September 13, 2006

2 NJ State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) 804,000 Covered Lives ( Employees/Retirees and Dependents)  7 Health Plans  11 Dental Plans  Rx Plan Active Group Retired Group $3.6 Billion Program 2

3 NJ SHBP State and Local Employer Groups  State (including colleges and universities)  Local Education  Local Government 3

4 NJ SHBP State Contracts  Active Group 115,000 Medical & Rx 104,000 Dental  Retired Group 34,000 Medical & Rx 9,900 Dental (retiree pay) 4

5 NJ SHBP Local Education & Local Government Contracts 934 Participating Employers  Active Group 127,000 Medical 34,900 Rx 1,100 Dental  Retired Group 88,000 Medical 28,000 Dental (retiree pay) 5

6 NJ SHBP Medical Plan Offerings (Active & Retired)  Traditional (Indemnity) – 128,000 total contracts  NJ PLUS (POS) – 160,500 contracts  HMOs – 76,000 Contracts Aetna Health Cigna HealthCare Oxford AmeriHealth Health Net 6

7 NJ SHBP Rx Coverage  Active Member Co-Pay 2 tier co-pay ( $3 generic, $10 name brand) Retail Pharmacy – 30 day supply Mail Order – 90 day supply  Retired-Member Co-Pay 3 tier co-pay (generic, preferred name brand, other) Retail Pharmacy – 30 day supply Mail Order – 90 day supply 7

8 NJ SHBP Active Employee Dental Coverage Dental Expense Plan (Indemnity) 10 Dental Plan Organizations (DPO) BeneCareCommunity Dental CIGNA DentalGroup Dental Health HealthPlexFortis Benefits Dental Care Flagship DentalDental Group of NJ Horizon DentalAetna DMO 8

9 Program Management Division of Pensions and Benefits  Overall Plan Administration  Self-Funded Medical and Rx State Health Benefits Commission  Periodic Health Plan Bidding Every 5 years Pay no Commissions to Insurance Agents, Brokers or Consultants Uniform Bidding (State and Local rated separately) 9

10 SHBP Participation (Contracts) Medical 359, , ,000 (Employee/Retiree) Rx 148, ,000150,000 (Employee only) Dental Plans 99, , ,000 (Employee/Retiree) 10

11 State Active Employee Costs ($ in Millions) FY 04FY 05 FY 06 FY 07 Health Benefits $661 $755 $725 $734 Rx State Employee Dental Plan _____________________________________________________ Totals $912 $1,006 $1,031 $962 11

12 State Funded Retiree Costs ($ in Millions) FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 TPAF $425 $495 $555 $629 PERS (State) Chapter 126 BOE (Non TPAF School Board) Chapter (County Colleges) Chapter 330 (PFRS ) Other (State) (PFRS,State Police, ABP)____________________________________ TOTALS$742 $861 $961 $1,082 12

13 Active Employee and Retiree Costs Comparison ($ in Millions) Active Employee Costs Retiree Costs FY04FY05FY06FY07 $ 913 $1,006 $1,031$ 962 $ 742 $ 860 $ 961$1,081 13

14 Active Employee and Retiree Costs Comparison ($ in Billions) 14

15 Who Pays for Retiree Medical Coverage in the SHBP? 15

16 State Spending for the SHBP ($ in Billions) 16

17 Rate Structure Example (monthly) NJ PLUS Coverage/Active FY 04FY 05 FY 06 FY 07 State Single $286 $294 $322 $346 Family Muni’s Single Family BOE Single Family

18 Cost Drivers Utilization Improvements in Technology Medical Price Inflation – Medical Malpractice Availability and Use of More Expensive Drug Therapy Changes in the Mix of Medical Services 17

19 Cost Drivers Increased Enrollments  Individuals and Groups Aging Population  Baby Boomer Effect  Growing Retiree Population Mandated Benefits  101 HB Bills Currently Pending Plan Design  Cost Sharing Arrangements  Low Deductibles/Co-pays 18

20 Ways SHBP Manages Health Care Costs Periodic Health Plan Bidding Large Group Purchasing Power Negotiate Performance Standards in all Contracts Auditing of Health Plans Review Utilization and Develop Disease Management Programs Improved Communication Materials 19

21 Putting on the Brakes Plan Modification Proposals SHBP Study  Plan Design/Alternatives  Competitiveness  Funding/Financial Soundness  Actuarial Support  Provisions for Local Employers Purchasing  SHBP Commission Authority  Negotiated Pricing 20

22 Benefits Review Task Force Recommendations 21

23 Task Force Recommendations All employees and retirees should be required to contribute towards the cost of health insurance coverage  Cost have risen by 150% over the past five years and will double by 2010  Majority of taxpaying public is required to make contributions towards their health care  At 5%, State and Local Savings exceed $348M  At 10%, savings exceed $489M 22

24 End Traditional Plan and Offer a PPO Indemnity plans typically are no longer offered PPOs far more prevalent than plans such as NJ PLUS Annual savings if Traditional and NJ PLUS are replaced with a PPO State$40M Local$64M 23

25 Reduce Rx Costs Contract directly with a PBM  Currently through health plans  Estimated savings of $27M - $45M Encourage generic drug utilization Require mandatory mail-order  At State and Local level, more than 55% of drug spending is for maintenance drugs; less than 15% is mail order Generic & Mail-Order will save an estimated $35M 24

26 SHBP Program Apply State negotiated changes in health benefits to local employers; return the SHBP to UNIFORMITY  Local Savings/Medical $25M  State PRM Savings $ 5M  Local Savings/Rx $13M 25

27 Short-Term Gains End Dual Health Coverage within SHBP  Cannot implement State limits without imposing on a system-wide basis  Potential Savings Coordination of Benefits$15M Administrative Expenses$ 3M 26

28 Questions ????? 27


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