Partial groups (anything less than an entire town, board of education or other non-state public employer) are required to provide information to the Health Care Cost Containment Committee (HCCCC) - a labor and management health care policy committee at the state. The HCCCC will use the information to evaluate if the acceptance of the partial group will shift a significantly disproportional part of a nonstate public employer's medical risks to the state employee plan. The HCCCC must make a determination within 30 days of receiving information from a partial group. If it is determined that the acceptance of a partial group will result in a shift of a significantly disproportional part of a nonstate public employer's medical risk to the state plan, the partial group will not be accepted to participate in Partnership 2.0.
The HCCCC will evaluate partial groups prior to the submission of a formal application through a pre-approval process. The pre-approval process is designed to give partial groups clear guidance on their eligibility to participate in the Partnership 2.0 plan in order to facilitate consideration of the plan in labor negotiations or other venues in which health care coverage decisions are made.
In order to begin the pre-approval process please fill out the form below.