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SOQ 22-021 - Fully Insured Medical Plans
Louisiana > Jefferson Parish Government
SOQ: 59804589

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Bid Law Requirement Update: Act 406
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***REVISED***

PUBLIC NOTICE

SOQ 22-021
 
Fully Insured Medical Plans
 
Deadline for Submissions: June 7, 2022 at 3:30 PM

Jefferson Parish Government (referred to herein as JPG or the Parish), authorized by Resolution No. 139360, wishes to obtain proposals from qualified and licensed insurance carriers for the following fully insured medical plans:
  • A dual option HMO Medical Plan including Pharmacy benefits for active employees, non-Medicare eligible retirees and their eligible dependents ($500 and $1,500 individual annual deductible with copayments preferred), and
  • A PPO Medical Plan including Pharmacy benefits for non-Medicare eligible retirees and their eligible dependents living outside of the Louisiana area ($1,000 annual deductible with copayments preferred), and
  • A Medicare Advantage Plan with Nationwide coverage for all Medicare Eligible retirees.  Plan must include prescription, dental, and vision benefits.
The enrollment period is approximately mid-October through mid-November 2022. 
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 and approximately 1,000 retirees. 
 
  1. The following combination of Plan Proposals will be accepted:
    1. HMO,PPO, and PPO Medicare Advantage Plan
    2. HMO and PPO only
    3. PPO Medicare Advantage Plan Only
  2. Preference will be given to carriers proposing for all three requested plans.
  3. Except for the Medicare Advantage Plans, proposed medical 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.
     
  4. 2022 Census
  5. Current plan documents
  6. Claims data
     
A copy of the Statement of Qualifications packet addressing the criteria can be obtained electronically by logging on to: www.jeffparishbids.net.                 
 
The submitting individuals or firms must identify all subcontractors who would assist in providing professional services for the project.  Each subcontractor shall submit a General Professional Services Questionnaire and all documents and information included in the questionnaire. 
(Refer to Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances, Section 2-928)
 
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.   
 
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, including any subs.
 
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.
 
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Creator Username: MOVALLE
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Started: 06-Apr-2022 08:30:00 AM
Ends: 07-Jun-2022 03:30:00 PM ( 12d, 0h+ )
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MOVALLE on 16-May-2022 10:11:35 AM
Question: Are you requesting the administration of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) as part of the Fully Insured Medical Plans? Answer: No, we have a separate contract in place for that.
UPDATE/ADDENDUM HISTORY
All updates/changes are listed below::
12-May-2022 04:28:10 PM
Uploaded a revised Advertisement Public Notice and extended the deadline for submissions to June 7, 2022 at 3:30 PM