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Why is the Sequoia Healthcare District switching its Workers Comp. Insurance to ACHD's Alpha Fund?

Original post made by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills, on Dec 6, 2012

The following item received board approval at yesterdays meeting:

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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Dec 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

Note the JPA in "Sequoia Healthcare District ALPHA Fund JPA Full Coverage Proposal". That stands for Joint Powers Agency. The District would have to execute a Joint Powers agreement. This is uneccessary involvement in what should be a contract for insurance.

More about ACHD can be found at Web Link. Read their publications. Check out the big ads by Tramutola. Is there a Sequoia Healthcare District parcel tax in our future?

Let's stop them before that happens.

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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Dec 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm

This proposal would reduce the amount shown in the budget for Membership dues. Looks a little like "money laundering" to me!

"Insurance" money goes into the ALPHA Fund, which then subsidizes ACHD operations.

ACHD has the following Standing Committee:

Finance Committee
The committee is responsible for the financial oversight of the Association and the ALPHA Fund. The committee is comprised of seven Healthcare District representatives.

Main Objectives:
Develop a priority driven budget and dues assessment recommendation
Evaluate and recommend new revenue streams/services
Evaluate and recommend alternatives for fiscal stability and independence from the ALPHA Fund subsidy

This is not a good reason to switch insurance providers.
Let the SHCD Boardmembers know how you see it. Web Link