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Town of Chemung (population 2563)

Name of service/government operation: Chemung County Health Insurance

Form of sharing: Joint purchase

Services affected: Health insurance

Year started: 1994

Partners: Chemung County and all other towns within the County

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Cost savings by consolidating purchasing power.

What planning process preceded the sharing? Inter-municipal informal discussion.

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Chemung County Insurance Dept.

Challenges: Few

Benefits: Cost savings

Impact on budget: Unknown

Impact on labor: Provides our employees with affordable benefit.

Impact on service: None

Key contact: Yvonne Drake