Vermont Business Magazine David Provost, chairman of the Vermont Educational Health Care Commission, has announced that its initial meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 6, at 3 pm at the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) in Montpelier. The public is invited to attend. Formed by the Vermont Legislature during the last legislative session, the Commission is charged with determining “whether and how to establish a single statewide health benefit plan for all teachers, administrators, and other employees of supervisory unions and school districts.”
The Commission will consider a variety of specified factors and determine the advantages and disadvantages of establishing such a statewide health benefit plan. It is required to submit its findings and recommendations along with any necessary proposed legislation for such a plan to the Vermont Legislature by November 15.
Provost said he is looking forward to beginning work on this very important issue.
“At our first meeting we will be reviewing the history and supporting data to bring the commission and stakeholders up to speed,” he said, “This will allow us to schedule out the work in front of us to meet the November deadline.”
The Commission will use the DFR website (www.dfr.vermont.gov) as its official website where notices of meetings, agendas, minutes of meetings and other public documents may be found. A list of the Commission members can also be found on the DFR website, as well as the agenda for the upcoming meeting and a link to the statute that mandated the formation of the Commission.
The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation is located in City Center, 89 Main St. in Montpelier.