Consultant Recommends NC State Health Plan Changes

An outside consultant says the leadership structure of North Carolina's state employee health insurance plan doesn't succeed at managing a program covering more than 600,000 people.

The report presented Thursday to a legislative blue ribbon panel recommends the State Health Plan become an independent agency that reports to the governor's office and has a stronger governing board.

Navigant Consulting was hired by the health plan to perform the audit, which found another General Assembly oversight committee didn't have the resources to govern the plan effectively. It also concluded the plan's current trustee board doesn't have any decision-making authority over the plan.

Any changes would have to be approved by the Legislature.

The plan covers state employees, teachers, retirees and their dependents.


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  • by jakobine Location: california on Aug 13, 2010 at 03:09 AM
    Health care (transformation) is one of the best issues this current administration has done thus far. With this change individuals will have the opportunity to seek professional and quality health care services. Who would want to return to the days of the horse and buggy, b/w tv sets, manual typewriters, pac man, you get the point? That's about how old the health care system was in the USA. Each day the news is filled with social tragedies in which lives are taken at the hands of known acquaintences and/or family members. Our society is stricken with the institutions of white collar crime permeating throughout this great nation and greed which tends to strike at the very fabric of our country. If you are looking for affordable health insurance check out http://bit.ly/9fDY7U . I hope everyone will soon recognize and use the resources made by this transformation to seek professional medical attention as the need arises rather than turning to illegal and criminal activities to resolv
  • by state Location: here on Aug 12, 2010 at 07:54 PM
    How can anyone govern anything effectively without proper resources? Raising our government salary is more important than anything we need.(note sarcasm)
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