California Education Coalition
for Health Care Reform
The severity of the health care crisis combined with escalating costs is having a devastating effect on public education. In response, public education leaders—representing both management and labor organizations—have joined together in their commitment to reduce costs and ensure quality, affordable health care for all public school employees. From offering free trainings that empower school districts and unions to make better health care decisions to exploring alternative, cost effective methods of providing coverage, CECHCR is leveraging its combined power and resources to find solutions to this crisis in public education.
“We are thrilled with the healthcare cost savings CECHCR helped us achieve when we were told it just wasn’t possible. Their honesty, knowledge and assistance each step of the way helped us move in the right direction and get more for our money.”
Superintendent Marc Winger, Newhall School District
“We have better benefits and costs, there is less stress, and I’m so much happier my members are taken care of.”
CSEA President Michelle Aguilar-Brown, Ukiah Unified School District
Another solution to your skyrocketing health care costs might be CECHCR’s Module V Second Opinion services. The experience in Montebello Unified School District is one Second Opinion example. When Montebello was faced with a 30 percent increase to their health insurance plan, CECHCR consultants at J Glynn & Co assisted their insurance committee through the Second Opinion process that helped avert the crisis and move members to a new plan. Described as a “tide turn” for the District, this joint effort between management and labor resulted in a combined savings of approximately $11.5 million in 2010, and increased to $14 million the following year.CECHCR has now helped multiple districts save many millions of dollars per year. If you are interested in CECHCR’s Second Opinion program, sign up here for a free Orientation session to learn more about it. Second Opinion is a fee-for-service program, based on the current and future savings we can bring you. Fees go to pay our expert consultants at J Glynn & Co, and a small percentage goes to support and continue the work of the non-profit CECHCR initiative.
Chief Business Official Sandra Harrington, Ukiah Unified School District
“We’ve had no complaints. Savings are substantial and people are happy about it. It has helped everyone.”
Newhall Teachers Association President Carole Magnuson, Newhall School District
“CECHCR has helped save between $250 - $1,000 per month out of our employee's pockets.”
Assistant Superintendent Melody Canady, Greenfield Union School District
"CECHCR helped us get more ‘bang for the buck’ with a better variety of affordable plans that meet individual needs of employees with the same out-of-pocket costs.”
CSEA President Lorri Limoges, Moreno Valley Unified School District