Retiree Health Insurance Advisory Committee

Agendas and Minutes

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Committee Members

  • John Brouder
  • Peter Chimets
  • Janice A. Dolan
  • John J. Frongillo
  • Virginia Laats
  • Richard M. Mucci
  • Brian A. Vernaglia
  • Stracie Ward, Town Comptroller - Ex Officio
  • Sheila Tracy, Town Treasurer - Ex Officio

About the Committee

The charge of the committee is to be authorized to meet regularly, as required, and to advise and report to the Board of Selectmen and to Town Meeting, not later than the 2015 Spring Annual Town Meeting, on further developments regarding health insurance premium matters and health care plans for Town retirees, including, but not limited to, in particular:

  • Implementation of recently adopted changes in health insurance rate splits between the Town and retirees, in particular communications with retirees;
  • Analysis of the impacts of past and future health insurance changes, including changes in Medicare, on the current and future retiree population;
  • Updates of all initiatives in the Massachusetts State Legislature regarding retirees' health insurance and the OPEB liabilities of cities and towns;
  • Suggestions for possible long-term plans to reduce the OPEB liability;
  • Review and analysis of the health insurance policies of the towns that Winchester compares itself to and competes with in hiring highly qualified employees;
  • Suggest methods of communication designed to be effective with the retiree population; and
  • Consider issues as they arise regarding retirees, future retirees, health care insurance and OPEB and advise Town Meeting.