ODAS and KSU-CPPH Release Reports Focused on Collaborative Health Insurance Purchasing among Local Governments in Ohio
The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (ODAS) and Kent State University's Center for Public Policy and Health (KSU-CPPH) have released two reports focused on collaborative health insurance purchasing among local governments in Ohio:
- Resource Guide: Health Insurance Choices for Ohio Public Entities
- Adapting to the Changing Health Insurance Landscape: A Look at the Use and Effects of Health Benefit Consortia by Public Entities in Ohio
The Resource Guide is designed to assist public entities in Ohio in making informed decisions about health benefits they provide for their employees, and to help public officials determine whether or not entering a health benefit consortium is appropriate for their jurisdictions. The report is relevant to a number of Ohio's public entities, including counties, cities, villages, townships, as well as public universities and colleges, school districts, and other special purpose districts.
"Adapting to the Changing Health Insurance Landscape" focuses on providing an integrated description of the use of health benefit consortia by public entities in Ohio and offering information on the costs and benefits associated with the use of these consortia by public entities in Ohio, as well as some of their advantages and disadvantages.