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SOQ 22-032 - Dental Insurance Plan
Louisiana > Jefferson Parish Government
SOQ: 24493107

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PUBLIC NOTICE
SOQ NO. 22-032
Dental Insurance Plan

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2022 at 3:30 PM

Jefferson Parish Government (referred to herein as JPG or the Parish), authorized by Resolution No. 139746, wishes to obtain proposals from qualified and licensed insurance carriers for a dual option employee paid voluntary group dental insurance plan for active employees and their dependents. 
  • A dual option High/Low PPO dental plan option for active employees and their dependents. The low plan should match the current Parish PPO plan with a $1,000 annual maximum, no waiting periods (including no late entrant waiting periods) and an orthodontia benefit, with the high plan having an increased annual maximum and enhanced benefit coverage.  Multiple proposed plan options are welcome.
The enrollment period is approximately mid-October through mid-November 2022, to be effective January 1, 2023.   
JPG consists of approximately thirty departments providing services for the citizens of Jefferson Parish.  Services provided include but are not limited to water, sewage, drainage, streets, fire and supporting departments.  Included in the employee benefit plans are employees of the 24th Judicial District Court, Juvenile Court, two Parish Courts, the District Attorney’s Office, the Coroner’s Office, the Justices of the Peace and the Constables Offices.    There are approximately 3,400 benefit eligible employees. 
 
All proposed plans should be quoted net of commissions, bonuses, overrides, and all other forms of producer direct and indirect compensation.
 
JPG will provide the following information upon email request to jpalermo@jeffparish.net
 
  1. 2022 Census
  2. Current plan documents
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
The following are mandatory requirements for all proposers that cannot be delegated to another entity and must be met by the actual entity submitting the proposal. Failure to meet any of these requirements at the time of the submission deadline will result in the disqualification of a proposal:
 
  1. Proposer must be licensed in Louisiana and in other states once it is known that a beneficiary has moved to or received services in that state. Please provide copies of all licensing credentials from the State of Louisiana with your proposal.
  2. Proposer must have at least five (5) years of experience in providing the type of plans and services requested in this SOQ
  3. Proposer must offer the type of plans and services as described in this SOQ to at least three (3) similar employer groups or municipalities with similar total members as Jefferson Parish Government, and provide as references.
 
 
EVALUATION CRITERIA
 
  1. Rates for plan chosen (financial proposals) – 25 points maximum;
  2. Demonstrated experience providing quality dental plan benefits for large groups (3000+ members) – 20 points maximum;
  3. Proposer has a large PPO provider network – 20 points maximum;
  4. Company’s financial strength based on A.M. Best Rating or Standard & Poor’s (a rating of B or below will receive 0 points) – 10 points maximum;
  5. Plan design/Schedule of Benefits – benefit comparison – 25 points maximum
 
 
All firms (including sub-consultants) must submit a Statement of Qualifications (General Professional Services Questionnaire) by the deadline.  Please obtain the latest questionnaire form by contacting the Purchasing Department by telephone at (504) 364-2678 or via the Jefferson Parish website at www.jeffparish.net by clicking on “Doing Business in Jefferson Parish” under Business & Development and then clicking on “Professional Services Questionnaires”. 
 
Submissions shall be submitted electronically only through Jefferson Parish’s e-Procurement site, Central Bidding, at www.jeffparishbids.net  or www.centralauctionhouse.com.  Registration is required and free for Jefferson Parish vendors by visiting www.centralauctionhouse.com/registration.
 
No SOQ submittals will be accepted after the deadline.
 
Affidavits are not required to be submitted with the Statement of Qualifications, but shall be submitted prior to contract approval.
 
Disputes/protests relating to the decisions by the evaluation committee or by the Jefferson Parish Council shall be brought before the 24th Judicial District Court.
 
Advertise: The New Orleans Advocate: June 15, 2022
 
 
 
 

SUBMITTAL INFORMATION
Creator Username: MOVALLE
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Started: 15-Jun-2022 08:30:00 AM
Ends: 30-Jun-2022 03:30:00 PM ( Expired )
History: 350 Views, 15 Messages
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Cigna on 16-Jun-2022 04:29:50 PM
Is there a deadline for questions?
Cigna on 16-Jun-2022 04:30:13 PM
Can you please provide claims data for the last 12 months?
trishamonroe on 17-Jun-2022 10:09:03 AM
Will you please provide the following? • Current/renewal rates • Census • Detailed benefit summary and/or certificate • 24-36 months of monthly experience • Top utilized provider report in excel
Cigna on 20-Jun-2022 10:23:42 AM
Can you please confirm the OON reimbursement? Is it a MAC or R&C and if R&C, what percentage?
MOVALLE on 22-Jun-2022 09:15:56 AM
Response to trishamonroe: Please email your request to jpalermo@jeffparish.net.
MOVALLE on 22-Jun-2022 09:19:41 AM
Response to question submitted by Cigna on 16-Jun-2022 04:29:50 PM: Deadline for questions will be Friday, June 24, 2022, 4:30 PM.
MOVALLE on 22-Jun-2022 09:24:08 AM
Response to question submitted by Cigna on 16-Jun-2022 04:30:13 PM: This information was emailed to Brandi Gotay with Cigna. Any requests for documents should be submitted to jpalermo@jeffparish.net.
MOVALLE on 22-Jun-2022 09:25:03 AM
Response to question submitted by Cigna on 20-Jun-2022 10:23:42 AM: It is MAC.
mpjepson on 22-Jun-2022 10:11:13 AM
Got claims for Cigna - can you please send claims data for Delta Dental?
mpjepson on 22-Jun-2022 10:20:04 AM
Sorry, got the Delta Dental experience. Thank you.
MOVALLE on 22-Jun-2022 10:54:36 AM
Response to question submitted by mpjepson on 22-Jun-2022 10:11:13 AM: Please send all requests for documents regarding this SOQ to jpalermo@jeffparish.net.
Incumbent on 22-Jun-2022 03:16:31 PM
Was the cigna census provided? We need to know the amount of ee only, ee +child, ee+ spouse and family
Incumbent on 22-Jun-2022 03:20:27 PM
Sorry I have the info
Incumbent on 22-Jun-2022 03:49:54 PM
The “Minimum Qualifications” section of the RFP requests that proposers “must offer the type of plans and services as described in this SOQ to at least three (3) similar employer groups or municipalities with similar total members as Jefferson Parish Government, and provide as references.” However, the “General Professional Services Questionnaire” requests that proposers “list all prior projects that best illustrate the Firm’s qualifications relevant to this Project.” This questionnaire provides space for 10 prior projects. How many references are required in response to this RFP: three or 10?
MOVALLE on 28-Jun-2022 01:00:31 PM
Response to question submitted by Incumbent on 22-Jun-2022 03:49:54 PM: (ANSWER) Please refer to the “Minimum Qualifications” sections of this SOQ for the required number of references.
UPDATE/ADDENDUM HISTORY
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16-Jun-2022 04:26:49 PM
Corrected an email address. No changes or addendum issued.