OGB POLICY and PLANNING BOARD

OGB is advised by a Group Benefits Policy and Planning Board, made up of professionals with experience in the industries of health insurance, actuarial services, financial services, or banking, as well as retired participants in the OGB health benefits programs. These members represent the state’s active and retired employees.

The Board is responsible for reviewing and recommending life and health benefit programs offered to eligible active employees, retirees, and their dependents, as well as for reviewing and recommending the proposed rate structure. The board submits a written report, which includes comments and recommendations, to the appropriate legislative oversight committees.

OGB POLICY and PLANNING BOARD MEMBERS

Effective January 1, 2016, the 11-member Group Benefits Policy and Planning Board will consist of the following:

Appointed Members:

three members appointed by the Speaker of the House

three members appointed by the President of the Senate

three members appointed by the Governor

 
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Each appointment shall have a minimum of five years professional experience in the industries of health insurance, actuarial services, financial services or banking.

Elected Members:

two members elected by retired health plan participants, one by retired teachers and school employees, and one by retired state employees.

 
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Elected members shall have been continuous full-time employees for a minimum of five years as a state employee or as a teacher or other school employee, and must be enrolled in an OGB health plan.

All Board members must be confirmed by the Senate.

The seat terms are four years for the legislative appointees, six years for the gubernatorial appointees, and six years for the elected members.

GROUP BENEFITS POLICY & PLANNING BOARD MEMBERS
EFFECTIVE 7/01/2016

Name

Appointed By

Kenneth Krefft (Chair)

Speaker of the House

Rep. Robert Billiot

Speaker of the House

Korey Harvey

Speaker of the House

Sen. John R. Smith

President of the Senate

Sen. Ronnie Johns

President of the Senate

Sen. Dan W. “Blade” Morrish

President of the Senate

Jeremy R. Jackson (Vice-chair)

Office of the Governor

Agnes S. Andrews

Office of the Governor

Valencia Tanner

Office of the Governor

Frank L. Jobert

Retired state employees

Deborah Copeland (Secretary)

Retired teachers and other retired school employees

OGB POLICY and PLANNING BOARD MINUTES & SUMMARIES

Minutes from the OGB Policy and Planning Board meetings will be posted once they are approved by the board.

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POLICY and PLANNING BOARD RESOURCES

Board Minutes

Law Regarding Board

Future Meetings

January 10, 2017

10:00 AM

Claiborne Building Rm. 1-153

1201 N. Third St.

Baton Rouge, LA 70802