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3121 PCHIPC Intergovernmental Agreement

Resolution # 3121

 

AN RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING WARREN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, TO JOIN WITH OTHER COUNTIES AS A MEMBER OF THE PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES HEALTH INSURANCE PURCHASING COOPERATIVE (PCHIPC), TO ENTER INTO AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF JOINING THE PCHIPC AND TO PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF THE PCHIPC.

 

 

PREAMBLE

 

Whereas, a number of Counties, have investigated whether it would be mutually beneficial to cooperate with each other in obtaining employee benefit insurance, and

 

Whereas, a plan has been presented to establish the Pennsylvania Counties Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative (the "PCHIPC") for the purpose of collectively purchasing employee benefits insurance, and

 

Whereas, the PCHIPC will be established pursuant to an intergovernmental cooperation agreement entitled the Pennsylvania Counties Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative Agreement ("the Agreement").

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by Warren County, Pennsylvania as follows:

 

The caption and Preamble of this Resolution set forth above are incorporated herein by reference.

 

The County hereby approves entering into the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference (and which shall be filed with the minutes of the meeting at which this Resolution was enacted), with the intent and effect that this County shall be bound by the Agreement

 

The Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the County, acting alone or together with the Secretary or other employee as authorized by the Commissioners, are hereby authorized and directed on behalf of the County, (i) to execute and deliver the Agreement, and (ii) to execute and deliver such additional instruments, and to take such further actions, as may be necessary or appropriate to carry forth the Agreement and the transactions to be effected under the Agreement, including payment to the PCHIPC of such amounts as are due by the County pursuant to the Agreement.

 

All actions of any officer, agent or other representative of this County heretofore taken in the pursuit of the establishment of the PCHIPC and/or the County's participation therein, are hereby ratified and approved in all respects.

 

The Board of Commissioners of the County is hereby authorized to take such other action as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this Resolution and of the Agreement.

 

As required by the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, the following matters are specifically found and determined:

 

(a) The conditions of the Agreement are set forth in the Agreement.

 

(b) This County shall participate in the PCHIPC for an initial term of three (3) years after agreeing to purchase one or more employee benefits through PCHIPC.  All renewal terms, shall be as further set forth in the Agreement.

 

(c) The purpose and objectives of the Agreement are as set forth in the Preamble of this Resolution and in the Agreement.

 

(d) The manner and extent of financing the Agreement are that (i) no borrowing will be required by the County, (ii) funds to implement the County's obligations under the Agreement same shall come from normal and usual budgeted amounts for such matters, and (iii) other provisions governing the manner and extent of the financing of the PCHIPC shall be as set forth in the Agreement;

 

(e) The PCHIPC shall be governed by its Board of Directors pursuant to the terms of the Agreement.

 

(f) All property, real or personal, of the PCHIPC, shall be acquired, managed, licensed or disposed of by the PCHIPC in accordance with the terms of the Agreement.

 

(g) The PCHIPC created by the Agreement shall be empowered to enter into contracts for policies of group insurance and employee benefits pursuant to the terms of the Agreement.

 

The provisions of this Resolution are severable and if any section, sentence, clause or part or provision hereof shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision of the court shall not affect the remaining sections, clauses, parts or provisions of this Resolution.  It is hereby declared to be the intent of the County that such Resolution would have been enacted if such illegal, invalid or unconstitutional section, sentence, clause, part or provision had not been included herein.

 

Nothing contained in this Resolution shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding in any court, or any rights acquired or liability incurred, or any cause of action existing prior to the enactment of this Resolution.

 

This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon enactment hereof.

 

 

DULY ORDAINED AND ENACTED this 12th day of

 

December, 2018, by the Warren County Commissioners, Warren County, Pennsylvania.

 

COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY

 

 

 

Benjamin Kafferlin

Chair

 

 

 

Cindy Morrison

Attest:                                                  Vice Chair

 

 

 

Pamela J. Matve                                   Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                          Secretary