Annual Reports

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2019-20 Annual Report

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2018-19 Annual Report

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2017-18 Annual Report
 

The Idaho School District Council has completed its forty-sixth year of operation as a cooperative service agency, serving Idaho school districts and affiliate organizations.  The following report is provided to the membership and is being made available on the ISDC website www.idsdc.org for the review by the membership and the general public.

The staff of the ISDC remained the same as in the previous year.  Tim Rosandick served his second year as the part-time ISDC Executive Director, and Debbie Fausett completed her fourteenth year as the ISDC Office Manager.  Dr. Geoffrey Thomas, Madison School District #321 (Idaho School Superintendents Association representative), served as the Chairman of the Board for the 2017-2018 term.

Throughout the course of the year, there were many opportunities to review the various services of the Council’s operation.  The Council maintained its effort of providing to membership quality supplies, good service, and low prices. Business relationships with a variety of vendors were maintained.

The Council had a visible presence as an exhibitor at the Idaho Association of School Administrators’ Annual Meeting, Idaho Association of School Business Officials, and the Idaho School Boards’ Association.  Through exposure at these kinds of events, the role and mission of the Council has been reinforced.

The partnerships and endorsements with Blue Cross of Idaho, Willamette Dental of Idaho, Standard Life Insurance, People Systems, Optimizon, and Business Psychology Associates have continued.

At the Council Board’s direction, the staff continued to explore new business partnerships.  One such partnership created was with Compliance Services Association (CSA), an Idaho-based, professional services firm that provides special education support, including support Medicaid billing.   In cooperation with CSA, the Council has negotiated for its members enhanced and

discounted services.  In addition to this new benefit offering, the Council organized with two new partners–The Track Doctor and Cascade Fence Company–discounted services related to all-weather track and tennis court maintenance and repair.

 

The Council-created, Idaho School District Self-Funded Benefit Trust (now known as Idaho Schools Benefit Trust), began administering to the health and dental needs of the active employees of Council members during the 2015-16 plan year. The Trust is on solid financial ground, with reserves that are growing. 

Replacement Trust Board members have been appointed by the Council.  Three new Trust board members have been appointed by the Council to begin their terms of service beginning September 1, 2018.  They are:  Mike Friend (replacing Jerry Evans), Gaylen Smyer (replacing Jim Cobble), and Chuck Kinsey (replacing Jim Reed).  The Council also provided administrative support to the Trust primarily Debbie Hankie’s role as Benefit Manager.  Debbie has served a liaison role between the Council and the Trust.  Council Executive Director Rosandick attended several Trust meetings this past year.

The Idaho School District Council Board of Directors retains its role in the administration of the “over 65” health insurance offerings, the Dental Blue Connect offering (Willamette Dental), life, and other non-medical programs and offerings.

The membership of the ISDC for the 2017-2018 school year totaled 147 members representing school districts, charter schools and affiliates.

There were 125 members enrolled in one or more portions of the Statewide Schools Health Insurance Program.  Sixty-five members offered the Willamette Dental option, also known as Dental Blue Connect to their employees.

The unemployment claims monitoring program had twenty participants.

Employee assistance programs, offered through Business Psychology Associates and endorsed by both the Council and Blue Cross of Idaho, were offered in twenty-six districts.

Standards Life Insurance, a long-time ISDC endorsee, was offered as a benefit in forty-three districts.

This report was prepared by Tim Rosandick, Executive Director and presented to the Board of Directors on August 2, 2018.

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2016-17 Annual Report

The Idaho School District Council has completed its forty-fifth year of operation as a cooperative service agency, serving Idaho school districts and affiliate organizations.  The following report is provided to the membership and is being made available on the ISDC website www.idsdc.org for the review by the membership and the general public.

 

The staff of the ISDC remained the same as in the previous year.  Tim Rosandick  served his first year as the part-time ISDC Executive Director, and Debbie Fausett completed her thirteenth year as the ISDC Office Manager.  Dr. Geoffrey Thomas, Madison School District #321 (Idaho School Superintendents Association representative), served as the Chairman of the Board for the 2016-2017 term.

 

Throughout the course of the year, there were many opportunities to review the various services of the Council’s operation.  The Council maintained its effort of providing to membership quality supplies, good service, and low prices. Business relationships with a variety of vendors, including COSTCO, were maintained.

 

The Council had a visible presence as an exhibitor at the Idaho Association of School Administrators’ Annual Meeting, Idaho Association of School Business Officials, and the Idaho School Boards’ Association.  Through exposure at these kinds of events, the role and mission of the Council has been reinforced.

 

The partnerships and endorsements with Blue Cross of Idaho, Willamette Dental of Idaho, Standard Life Insurance, People Systems, Actuaries Northwest, and Business Psychology Associates have continued.

 

At the Council Board’s direction, the staff continued to explore new business partnerships.  One such partnership created was with Optimizon, an Idaho-based, professional services firm that helps organizations create, execute, and manage ideal contracts for copier and printer fleets. Optimizon is completely vendor-neutral and does not sell equipment, equipment-related services, or supplies.  In cooperation with Optimizon, the Council issued a statewide RFP for copier purchase/lease and copier service contracts.  As a result, ISDC Members now have access to copier-related goods and services at significantly lower prices.

 

For many years, the Council has been able to provide a refund to the participants in the Statewide Schools Health Insurance Program, based on its Surplus Premium Agreement with Blue Cross of Idaho.  This Agreement provides a sharing of the risks as well as the profits in the partnership between Blue Cross of Idaho and the ISDC.  We have sought to reach a 91% target-loss ratio, striving to have the premiums collected and the claims paid, balance.  Due to the Council’s creation of the Idaho School District Council Self-funded Benefit Trust, the final surplus premium payment of $1,996,929.91 was received. Seven hundred-fourteen eligible member organizations and individual retirees received surplus reimbursement checks.  This latest and final surplus premium distribution brings the total funds distributed to $41,733,118.

 

As indicated above, the Council-created, Idaho School District Self-Funded Benefit Trust, began administering to the health and dental needs of the active employees of Council members during the 2015-16 plan year.  Trust Board members have been appointed by the Council.  The Council also provided administrative support to the Trust primarily Debbie Hainke’s role as Benefit Manager.  Debbie has served a liaison role between the Council and the Trust.  Council Executive Director Rosandick attended several Trust meetings this past year.

 

The Idaho School District Council Board of Directors retains its role in the administration of the “over 65” health insurance offerings, the Dental Blue Connect offering (Willamette Dental), life, and other non-medical programs and offerings.

 

The membership of the ISDC for the 2016-2017 school year totaled 142 members representing school districts, charter schools and affiliates.

 

There were 127 members enrolled in one or more portions of the Statewide Schools Health Insurance Program.  Fifty-nine members offered the Willamette Dental option, also known as Dental Blue Connect to their employees.

 

The unemployment claims monitoring program had twenty participants.

 

Employee assistance programs, offered through Business Psychology Associates and endorsed by both the Council and Blue Cross of Idaho, were offered in twenty-two districts.

 

Standards Life Insurance, a long-time ISDC endorsee, was offered as a benefit in forty-three districts.

This report was prepared by Tim Rosandick, Executive Director and presented to the Board of Directors on August 3, 2017.

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2015-16 Annual Report
 

The Idaho School District Council has completed its forty-fourth year of operation as a cooperative service agency, serving Idaho school districts and affiliate organizations.  The following report is provided to the membership and is being made available on the ISDC website www.idsdc.org for the review by the membership and the general public.

The staff of the ISDC remained the same as in the previous year.  Dr. Michael Friend served his tenth year as the part-time ISDC Executive Director, and Debbie Fausett completed her twelfth year as the ISDC Office Manager.  Tim Rosandick, Caldwell, served as the Chairman of the Board for the 2015-2016 term.

 

Throughout the course of the year, there were many opportunities to review the various services of the Council’s operation.  The Council maintained its effort of providing to membership quality supplies, good service, and low prices. Business relationships with a variety of vendors, including COSTCO, were maintained.

 

The Council had a visible presence as an exhibitor at the Idaho Association of School Administrators’ Annual Meeting, Idaho Association of School Business Officials, and the Idaho School Boards’ Association.  Regional “Spring Workshops” were also held. Through this exposure, the role and mission of the Council has been reinforced.

The partnerships with Blue Cross of Idaho, Willamette Dental of Idaho, Standard Life Insurance, People Systems, Valuation Northwest, Actuaries Northwest, and Business Psychology Associates were renewed and strengthened through on-going communications.

 

At the Council Board’s direction, the staff continues to explore new business partnerships that will offer products and services for Council member consideration, at a reduced price.

 

For many years, the Council has been able to provide a refund to the participants in the Statewide Schools Health Insurance Program, based on its Surplus Premium Agreement with Blue Cross of Idaho.  This Agreement provides a sharing of the risks as well as the profits in the partnership between Blue Cross of Idaho and the ISDC.  We have sought to reach a 91% target-loss ratio, striving to have the premiums collected and the claims paid, balance.

Implementation of the Idaho School District Council Self-funded Benefit Trust occurred during the 2015-16 plan year, encompassing health, dental, and vision coverage for participating school districts and affiliated organizations.  The following members served as trustees:   Jerry Evans, Jim Cobble, Jim Reed, Gordon Woolley, and Darren Uranga.  Debbie Hainke served as the Benefit Manager and worked directly with the Board of Trustees and participating districts and charter schools regarding the various programs governed by the Trust.

 

The Idaho School District Council Board of Directors retains its role in the administration of the “over 65” health insurance offerings, the Dental Blue Connect offering (Willamette Dental), life, and other non-medical programs and offerings.

The membership of the ISDC for the 2015-2016 school year totaled 142 members representing school districts, charter schools and affiliates.

 

There were 127 members enrolled in one or more portions of the Statewide Schools Health Insurance Program.  Fifty-nine members offered the Willamette Dental option, also known as Dental Blue Connect to their employees. The unemployment claims monitoring program had twenty participants.

Employee assistance programs, offered through Business Psychology Associates and endorsed by both the Council and Blue Cross of Idaho, were offered in twenty-two districts.

Standards Life Insurance, a long-time ISDC endorsee, was offered as a benefit in forty-three districts.

This report was prepared by Tim Rosandick, Executive Director and presented to the Board of Directors on August 4, 2016.

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2014-15 Annual Report
 

The Idaho School District Council has completed its forty-third year of operation as a cooperative service agency, serving Idaho school districts and affiliate organizations.  The following report is provided to the membership and is being made available on the ISDC website www.idsdc.org for the review by the membership and the general public.

 

The staff of the ISDC remained the same as in the previous year.  Dr. Michael Friend served his ninth year as the part-time ISDC Executive Director, and Debbie Fausett completed her eleventh year as the ISDC Office Manager.  Tim Rosandick, Caldwell, served as the Chairman of the Board for the 2014-2015 term.

Throughout the course of the year, there were many opportunities to review the various services of the Council’s operation.  The Council maintained its effort of providing to membership quality supplies, good service, and low prices. Business relationships with a variety of vendors, including COSTCO, were maintained.

The Council had a visible presence as an exhibitor at the Idaho Association of School Administrators’ Annual Meeting, Idaho Association of School Business Officials, and the Idaho School Boards’ Association.  Regional “Spring Workshops” were also held. Through this exposure, the role and mission of the Council has been reinforced.

The partnerships with Blue Cross of Idaho, Willamette Dental of Idaho, Standard Life Insurance, People Systems, Valuation Northwest, Actuaries Northwest, and Business Psychology Associates were renewed and strengthened through on-going communications.

At the Council Board’s direction, the staff continues to explore new business partnerships that will offer products and services for Council member consideration, at a reduced price.

For many years, the Council has been able to provide a refund to the participants in the Statewide Schools Health Insurance Program, based on its Surplus Premium Agreement with Blue Cross of Idaho.  This Agreement provides a sharing of the risks as well as the profits in the partnership between Blue Cross of Idaho and the ISDC.  We have sought to reach a 91% target-loss ratio, striving to have the premiums collected and the claims paid, balance.  This year, the Council funded its portion of the risk on behalf of the participating districts.

In February 2014, the Board approved exploration and application to “self-fund” our Statewide Schools Health Insurance program, including dental, vision, and the EAP offerings.  The ISDC staff worked with legal counsel, Blue Cross of Idaho, our consultants, and the Idaho Department of Insurance to complete and file the necessary documentation to attain the approval of the Department of Insurance to become the Idaho School District Council Self-funded Benefit Trust.  With the changes in federal law, and the impact on the insurance industry in general, it was the right time to make this change.  The ISDC had the reserves required by the Department of Insurance; approval was officially granted in March 2015.  The ISDC named the following individuals to comprise the first Board of Trustees for the ISDC Self-funded Benefit Trust:  Jerry Evans, Jim Cobble, Jim Reed, Gordon Woolley, and Darren Uranga.  In March 2015 the program was rolled out during the statewide regional workshops.  The first official day of operation will be September 1, 2015.

To provide the necessary administrative support for the Board of Trustees, the ISDC hired Debbie Hainke as the Benefit Manager, working directly with the Board of Trustees and the participating districts, and others, regarding the various programs governed by the Trust.

The Idaho School District Council Board of Directors retains its role in the administration of the “over 65” health insurance offerings, the Dental Blue Connect offering (Willamette Dental), life, and other non-medical programs and offerings.

Idaho districts have already met the GASB 45 regulations.  The Council continues to provide support to the school districts in addressing this compliance issue.  An endorsement of the services of Kelly Grebinsky and Actuaries Northwest has been granted by the ISDC Board of Directors.

The membership of the ISDC for the 2014-15 school year totaled 146 members representing school districts, charter schools and affiliates.

There were 132 members enrolled in one or more portions of the Statewide Schools Health Insurance Program.  Fifty-two members offered the Willamette Dental option, also known as Dental Blue Connect to their employees.

The unemployment claims monitoring program had twenty participants.

Employee assistance programs, offered through Business Psychology Associates and endorsed by both the Council and Blue Cross of Idaho, were offered in twenty districts.

 

Standards Life Insurance, a long-time ISDC endorsee, was offered as a benefit in forty-six districts.

No new districts have taken advantage of the discounted rates for the services of Northwest Valuations, an endorsee of the Council.

This report was prepared by Mike Friend, Executive Director, and Debbie Fausett, Office Manager, and presented to the Board of Directors on September 11, 2015.