06-12-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #13


Title
Workers' Compensation, General Liability, Auto Liability Claims - Third-Party Administration contract with Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

Discussion

The district has utilized the services of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. to assist with all Workers' Compensation, General Liability, and Auto Liability claims adjusting and handling. The current pricing for these services is 11.7% of the claims cost to a maximum cost per claim of $12,000. This rate has been the same for the past three years. We anticipate the cost for these services to range between $300,000 to $345,000 per year. The current contract includes:

  • In house Workers' Compensation claims handling at the district's office with a dedicated adjuster.
  • No loss deposit as required by other third-party claim administrators.

This contract continues the two benefits above and in addition now includes:

  • A full managed care arrangement services in house with Sedgwick nurses and staff.
  • Two licenses for Risk Management staff to access ViaOne which allows district staff to view Sedgwick's claims adjuster and Managed Care claim notes and files. In addition, this access will allow Risk Management to run reports, verify status, and react to claims much faster than our current program.
  • This agreement locks in the pricing for the next three years.


Recommendation
Approve the three-year Third-party Administrator agreement with Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/12/2012
Consent after Information6/28/2012

Authority for Action
DOE Rule 6A-1.012(15), Board Policy 3340, 3420; F.S. 440, 768.28

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
12/15UndeterminedYes71398550010027500775000
12/15UndeterminedYes71498550010027500776000
12/15UndeterminedYes71498550010027500777000

Contact
Mark Langdorf, Director, Office of Risk Management, Ext. 620
Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, Ext. 600


Attachment:  2012-13 Sedgwick Agreement (final).pdf