2013-14 Health Audit & 2015 VTA Health rates
Agreement on the 2013-14 VTA Health expenditure numbers has been reached. The audit process resulted in a savings to VTA of $41,539 from the original District numbers for 2013-14. This audit reduced the overall Health shortfall to $63,275. (This amount is within 0.9% of the predicted expenditure amount.)
The reasons for yearly overages/shortfalls:
- Rates set and used for entire calendar year.
- Decrease/increase in the number of VTA members between the parts of two school years.
- Members changing plans during the calendar year.
The 2015 VTA member health care rates have been calculated. Items impacting these rate changes.
- Plan costs for Kaiser (the most used plan) decreased.
- Plan costs for the Dental plan decreased.
- Plan costs for the Vision plan increased.
- Total number of members using the health cap increased.
- Change in the CalPers area designation (Yolo County from Bay Area to Sacramento Area).
- Membership shifting to cheaper plans. (Blue Shield participation down from 105 to 57 members)
- Members opting for the in-lieu option increased.