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Village of Fairport (population 5353)

Name of service/government operation: Health Insurance

Form of sharing: Formation of a Health Care Trust

Services affected: Health Insurance

Year started: 2009

Partners: Various upstate municipalities

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): To have a critical mass to be able to negotiate coverage options and cost on healthcare.

What planning process preceded the sharing? Consortium formed to learn and interview agents. Voting of interested parties.

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Intermunicipal Agreement

Challenges: Finding enough municipalities willing to join who also have relatively good benefits records.

Benefits: Saved 5% to 7% of the increase others in the community experienced.

Impact on budget: Able to better manage one of the largest cost factors.

Impact on labor: None

Impact on service: None