Apr. 14—Switching to Quartz health insurance saved the
The school board dropped Dean as its health insurance provider in 2019, opting for a high-deductible plan through Quartz combined with The Difference Card, which offsets copays and deductibles to make them affordable for members. Savings then were estimated to be at least
A report shared with the school board showed the district's actual premium in the 2019-20 school year totaled just over
"That was an exceptional year," said
Currently in the second year of the Quartz contract, the district's premium is forecasted to be
Lewison cautioned board members about making presumptions about coming years based on the current data from Quartz, noting they are too new.
"We talked about this, if anybody recalls, that year four could be ugly, and that was a risk everybody was willing to take," he said. "Like I said, let's spend the night and be thankful for how well this worked out."
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