Archive for May 19th, 2010

Brownsville Independent School District Tables Action on Insurance Consultant

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

In a lenghy school board meeting yesterday, the Board of Trustees voted to table action on the administration’s recommendation to renew the school’s insurance consultant contract with Alamo Insurance Group.

The BISD went out for a Request for Qualification for Insurance Consultant. Several proposals were received as a result of this process. The current consultant, Alamo Insurance Group is currently paid more than $40,000 per year.

Board Member Escobedo voiced concerns that due to an on-going audit of the self funded health insurance program which was recommended by their current consultant, he felt uncomfortable to awarding/renewing the Alamo contract until the results of the audit were known. Board member Garcia concurred. Board member Zayas expressed concern that there was little or no backup in his Board Packet related to the administration’s recommendation.

Zayas asked about the status of the proposal from Valley Risk Consulting of McAllen, Texas.

A motion was made and approved to table this action item.

Brownsville Independent School District Rejects Recommendation – Goes with Low Bid

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The BISD late last night rejected the administration’s recommendation to award the Student Accident Insurance Program to Alamo Insurance Group of San Antonio and instead awarded the contract to the lowest bidder, The Brokerage Store.

Editor’s Note: This is refreshing to this Brownsville ISD taxpayer.