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Austin Public Schools

401 3rd Ave NW
Austin, MN  55912
507-460-1900

District Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 4:30PM

Insurance Committee

The Insurance Committee is an advisory committee to District Administration and the School Board. The committee reviews the operation of current insurance programs, studies and recommends changes in coverage, renewal rates, and the HITA bid process.

The committee allows leaders of each labor unit and administration the opportunity to come together in maintaining the integrity of the insurance offerings of Austin Public Schools. The major objectives of the committee include controlling the inflation of health plan costs, reducing claims, as well as educating and encouraging employees to improve their own health.

The committee meets at 3:30 PM in the District Office Conference Room.

YOUR ROLE AS A MEMBER OF THE INSURANCE COMMITTEE:

  • Perform benefit cost reviews and plan design comparisons.
  • Review aggregate claims data to develop programs that reduce future claims.
  • Evaluate insurance carriers, brokers, and consultants.
  • Educate employees on their benefit package, the health plan itself, and how employees can best manage their benefits.

INSURANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Joey Page
Executive Director of Finance and Operations, Todd Lechtenberg
Director of Human Resources, Sue Stark
Controller, Amy Hauser
Benefits Specialist, Lisa Groth
APA Representative, Derik Gustafson
AEA Representative, Tom Compton
AEA Representative, Lars Johnson
AEA Representative, Eric Kossoris
Custodial/Maintenance, Jared Sanvick
Clerical, Kelley Gerlach
Food & Nutrition Services, Sheila Nipp
Paraprofessionals, Mickey Smith

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