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Client Management Plan:


Program Analysis - Complete Assessment of current benefit programs and contracted changes

Strategic Planning - Alignment with Company   Strategy

Action Plan Development - Tactical Plan tied to  strategic plan

Implementation and Execution - Kane Partners Inc. assumes responsibility of action plan

Ongoing Monitoring and Support



Program Analysis:

Process begins with a complete assessment of current contracted benefits and future negotiated changes.

Review of all plan documents
Analysis of all medical, pharmacy, and dental claim utilization
Review of incumbent health vendors’ renewal calculations
Validation of past and current obstacles and objection



Strategic Planning:

Development of strategic plan to ensure employee and retiree benefits program is aligned with the Operating Engineers strategy.

Identify budget and objectives to provide focus to long-range goals.
Evaluate plan design options relative to market compliance.
Refine wellness and disease management strategies.
Evaluate feasibility of negotiating consumer-directed benefit plans.



Action Plan Development:

Client tactical plan with action steps, milestones and deliverable due dates created to ensure program objectives are met.

Foundation for the development of a three-year business plan
Benchmark against other groups
Identify opportunities for recommendations of future changes
Measurable results


Client Services:


Other Benefits Administration Compliance

Kane Partners Inc. assists clients in making sure their employee benefits policies and procedures are in compliance with federal and state regulations. We review the employer’s existing policies and procedures, offer recommendations, and provide on-site training of key personnel. As a result, clients can rest assured that benefits administration in these areas is sound, less cumbersome to administer, and less likely to result in employee complaints:


Section 125 through Progressive Benefit Solutions
Health Savings Accounts
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003



Human Resources Consulting

Kane Partners Inc. also provides a variety of HR consulting services to its clients. Human resources is an increasingly critical and demanding area for companies. To meet the needs of our clients in this area, we offer cost-effective, customized consultation, training, and the development of manuals covering the full range of HR topics. Among the services we offer are:

HRIS Technology Review
FMLA, ADA, GASB and FLSA (wage and hour) Compliance
Personnel Policy Review and Revision
Job Descriptions
Supervisor (Personnel Procedures) Handbooks
Employee Handbooks
Employee Discipline Matters
Performance Evaluations for Non-certified Employees



Consulting Expertise


Vendor Performance Guarantees and Standards
Assessment of provider agreements
Emerging industry trends, product and legislative issues
Regulatory compliance requirements
Collective bargaining negotiations



Actuarial Support


Monitor pricing and claim assumptions
Benefit and Cost modeling on plan options
Forecasting analysis
Budget support
Retiree program obligations and support



Vendor Management


Annual Financial Review and Renewal Negotiations
Monitor compliance of program administration
Service level maintenance
Timely and accurate issue resolution
Conduct Market Analysis as needed



Program Management


Ensure insurance vendor agreement compliance
Communication strategy in support of benefit program
Enrollment and education support
Wellness program campaign development
Employee Health Fairs and EAP



Implementation and Execution:

Kane Partners Inc. assumes responsibility of Client Action Plan.

Debriefing on market assessment relative to strategic plan
Company strategy development
Coordination of annual open enrollment meetings
Develop communication strategy to support employee benefits program



Ongoing Monitoring and Support:

Kane Partners Inc. provides ongoing support for issues relative to vendor management, compliance, and employee education and communication
Quarterly meetings
Accountability for timely issue resolution
Provide updates and advice concerning legislative, regulatory, and market place emerging conditions



Brokerage Relationships:

Kane Partners Inc. works closely with leading health, prescription drug, dental, disability and life insurance firms, including: Aetna, Anthem/Wellpoint, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, Humana,Coventry, Health Net, Medco Health, Caremark, Express Scripts, Walgreens, Delta Dental, Comp Benefits, MCNA, Reliance, UNUM, Standard, Lincoln Financial among others.

Our broker relationships enable us to remain current on trends in the industry and gain us access of a full spectrum of local and national industry leaders to meet our clients’ needs. In addition, our ongoing contacts among corporate personnel in those firms enable us to get information, documentation and answers quickly—an essential need in the rapidly-changing health care environment.

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