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City of Ithaca (population 30014)

Name of service/government operation: Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium

Form of sharing: Joint Consortium

Services affected: Health Insurance

Year started: 2011

Partners: Tompkins Count, Town of Caroline, Town of Ithaca, Town of Dryden, Town of Danby, Town of Ulysses, Village of CH, Town of Enfield, Village of Groton, Village of T-Burg, Village of Dryden, Town of Lansing, City of Cortland

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Reduce Health Insurance costs Community wide

What planning process preceded the sharing? Many years of planning

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? All municipalities have to agree to participate

Challenges: Many Labor Union issues, local and NYS government support

Benefits: Cost savings and service enhancements

Impact on budget: Lower overall costs of helath insurance

Impact on labor: Varied savings per municipality

Impact on service: Varied impacts on services

Key contact: Steve Locey of Locey and Cahill, LLC 315-425-1424