Lafayette

Jan 31, 2014 8:43 AM by AP

Group recommends continuing with current provider

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish school system's employee insurance advisory committee has recommended that the school board scrap a new search for an administrator for its health insurance program this year. Committee recommends the board strengthen its existing administrative plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana.

The Advocate reports Thursday's recommendation heads to the school board for consideration at its Feb. 19 meeting.

Confusion and complaints shrouded the selection process last year when the board opted to forgo the usual practice of the committee vetting proposals and chose to hire its own consultant to oversee every step of the process, including the final recommendation to the board.

Blue Cross has been the district's third-party administrator for the past 17 years.

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