Reports from Edinburg, Texas received by our own and famous Molly Mulebrier (pictured above), tells of a Battle Royale yesterday at the Edinburg Independent School District. Seems a lively debate of a 5 hour duration sparked strong interest among the attendees of the meeting. End result? The ECISD voted to award the multi-million dollar contract to Blue Cross.
See Board Packet cost analysis here – Edinburg ISD Spreadsheet 2009
Did a smoke and mirror debate regarding PPO discounts carry the day? Will the ECISD save money with this change in claim administrators? Will fixed costs go down? Will claims go down? Molly Mulebrier is adamant; she predicts costs will go up for the next Plan Year. And finally, who is going to pay the +$2 million cost of leaving?