Cornerstone Municipal to Host a Seminar to Discuss the Impact of Senate Bill 7 on Planning for 2012

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Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group is hosting an informational seminar on Thursday September 29, 2011, that the MSU Management Education Center in Troy Michigan to discuss the impact Senate Bill 7 will have on public employers.

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Recently passed by both the Michigan House and Senate, Senate Bill 7 now awaits Governor Rick Snyder’s signature. The Bill would require all public employees and elected officials to pay a certain amount towards the overall cost of purchasing health insurance. The Bill would impose certain limits on the amount local governments and school districts could spend on their employees’ health insurance. These limits would be in the form of either an annual hard-cap limit or an 80% of plan cost threshold. The choice between the two would be performed by an annual election made by the public employer. The Bill raises many questions for public employers, including but not limited to:

1.    How will the law impact collective bargaining?
2.    How does one choose between “hard-cap” and “80/20” and when?
3.    What do you include the calculation?
4.    What employee groups are immediately affected and when?
5.    How does the mandate collide with arbitration and “mandatory subject of collective bargaining” rights?
6.    What are the penalties and risks associated with non-compliance?

Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group will address these issues and more

We invite you to join us at a complementary seminar on September 29th, from 9:00 until 10:30 a.m. at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy Michigan. For further information on how to register for this event, please contact Rob Stipek at 248-641-3601.


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