I am honored and humbled to be elected to serve as President of California Schools Employees Benefits Association. I have been a member of the Board of Directors since February 16, 2011.
CSEBA represents everything that I believe is healthy for a fiscally solvent and employee serving Joint Powers Association. Equal representation of labor and management allows us to ensure we address the needs of all lives that we represent. Transparency of our policies, practices, finances, successes and challenges strengthens our members trust in us. This state of the art website beautifully communicates our mission, vision and commitment to maintaining quality health benefits at an affordable cost to our members. I am grateful for all of the CSEBA employees, Board and members for their contributions in remaining true to the core values and beliefs of CSEBA.
Over the past couple of years, CSEBA has celebrated several exciting milestones. We are growing. The number of employees in the medical program has increased by 8842 in the past three years. We have expanded our services to schools and charters schools in Southern and Northern California. Our on-line health and wellness program, Humana Vitality (soon to be Go365), is steadily increasing in participation. We have incorporated an education presentation to our monthly agenda and we hosted our first 5k event in January 2015. These are just a few of our recent successes.
With your continued support and engagement, we will be able to effectively anticipate challenges and industry or legislative changes while creating innovative solutions. Collectively we make an amazing team committed to working tirelessly to educate our members about health and wellness, minimize the expansive cost of health care, and deliver progressive, quality benefits at affordable costs. Please know I am here to serve you and all of our members.
Barbara Mikolasko, President, CSEBA