The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium is an entity created by the Tompkins County Council of Governments (TCCOG). The goal of the Consortium is to provide affordable health insurance to its employees and eligible retirees, prescription drug coverage, and, when applicable, ancillary benefits to its members without diminishing benefits.
As of March 29, 2010, 13 of the County's 17 municipalities have joined the Consortium and has received its Certificate of Authority from the New York State Insurance Department. On September 27, 2012 the Board of Directors approved the acceptance of the an application by the City of Cortland to join the Consortium effective January 1, 2012, bringing the number of municipal participants in the Consortium to 14.
The bylaws of the Consortium are outlined by a municipal cooperative agreement and the Board of Directors governs the Consortium.
The Joint Committee on Plan Structure and Design, made up of municipal representatives and bargaining unit representatives, examines development of the health benefits consortium, through which the County’s municipal employers, if they desire, could pool their employee health benefits programs.
Links to the Excellus and ProAct are now under the Employee tab on the left