On June 17th, 2019, the City Council adopted Resolution 19-760, establishing the Special Health Insurance Review Committee to review and recommend Medicare coverage options for Medicare-eligible plan members. Adoption of this resolution would amend Resolution 19-760 in three notable ways:
1. The SHIRC membership composition would be changed in that the three Stay Well Executive Committee members would no longer be voting members, instead remaining on the SHIRC as Ex-Officio, non-voting members. Further, the SHIRC members previously designated by the City of Independence Chapter 1 LAGERS Retirees would become voting members of the SHIRC.
2. The SHIRC would be empowered to review insurance coverage options beyond Medicare.
3. The City Manager would be authorized to extend the deadline to reach a recommendation beyond October 1 if it is believed the group is making substantial progress and a recommendation is imminent.