Section 19-114 Reserved.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17658 on 04/21/2003, Section 19-114 read as follows.
There shall be health insurance appeals board to hear appeals
regarding the decisions of the
employee health plan administrator.
Composition of the board. The board shall consist of:
(a) Two (2)
management representatives appointed by the city manager;
(b) Two (2)
classified employee representatives elected at large by a majority vote of all
(c) Two (2)
citizen members with substantive professional experience in benefits
administration for a large organization, to be appointed by the city council; and
(d) The administrator,
who is the director of human resources, shall serve as chair
with voting power only in case of a tie.
Board members shall serve staggered
three-year terms, except the administrator, who will
serve continuously. In the case of employee representatives, the employee receiving the most
votes will serve a three-year initial term; and the one receiving the next highest number of votes
will have a two-year initial term.
Meetings; quorum; attendance; vacancies. The board shall hold such meetings as may be
required for the transaction of business by the board. A quorum for the transaction of business at
such meeting shall be a majority of the duly-appointed and acting members of the board.
board member having three (3) unscheduled absences without just cause within a period of one
year shall automatically forfeit his/her office.
Powers and duties.
(a) The board
shall hear appeals from the decisions of the administrator in accordance
with the provisions of this article, and such additional rules as it shall adopt.
of hearings before the board shall be kept by the board's secretary.
(c) The board
shall have exclusive original jurisdiction to receive, hear, determine and
rule upon all appeals from decisions of the administrator for benefits from the fund. The decision
of the board shall be in writing, and the board may take and preserve the evidence on any
disputed claim, and such evidence, records, findings and decisions of the board shall be subject
to judicial review.
(d) The board
shall have the power to prescribe rules and regulations, not inconsistent
with state laws or this article, to govern and control the hearing, consideration and disposition of
(Ord. No. 11335, § 2, 1-5-87; Ord. No. 1223, § 1, 4-17-89; Ord. No. 12276,
§ 1, 7-5-89; Ord. No.
12311, § 1, 8-7-89; Ord. No. 12474, § 1, 1-8-90; Ord. No. 15754, § 1, 9-21-98)