Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group Helping Public Sector Groups Understand Michigan Legislative Changes

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Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group would like to offer our services to help the Michigan public sector understand the recent Michigan legislative changes affecting employee benefits.

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Over the past year, Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group has been monitoring the changes taking place in the Michigan Legislature that directly affect municipalities. When Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was elected into office, his goal was to make the necessary changes throughout the state to get Michigan back on solid financial ground. To do so, the Governor and his administration have introduced and signed into law many new mandates affecting public employers and their employees. New legislation, from the Emergency Financial Managers Reform Act to the passing of the Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act (PA152), have many Cities, Counties, Townships, and Schools wondering just what the future will hold for them.

Governor Snyder has by no means finished trying to cut costs either. According to the Detroit Free Press, on September 16, 2011 “Governor Snyder has ordered the state to conduct a study examining whether the state has too many bosses, feeling that changing the ratio of managers to staff could save millions of dollars as an alternative to major union contract concessions”. It will be important for the public sector organizations to keep a close eye on further changes that may be ahead.

At Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group, we understand that this ever-changing landscape is extremely difficult to navigate. As experts in plan management, collective bargaining, benefit plan design strategies, subsidy recovery, and legislative monitoring we ensure that our clients are in the best position possible to react to legislative changes. We have already assisted numerous Michigan municipal clients with saving millions of dollars in employee and retiree healthcare while keeping the best possible plans in place. Our experience and knowledge of how the public sector works sets us apart from our competitors and ensures our client groups have a leg up on the changing markets. For more information on our services, please contact Rob Stipek at, or call 248-641-3601. __title__ ]


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