How DEHIC Works


  • DEHIC is a central coordinating agency for the purchase of group health insurance
  • DEHIC’s plan options cover active employees, their families and retirees
  • The DEHIC Trustees meet monthly to perform their oversight activities of the DEHIC
  • Technical and consultant support to DEHIC has been provided by Rose and Kiernan since 2003, and previously by Albany Health Associates since 1988
  • DEHIC has a number of active committees working on current health insurance-related issues [e.g. Executive Committee; Product Development Committee]
  • Treasurer functions to DEHIC are provided by the Dutchess County BOCES
  • DEHIC’s programs are experience rated [minimum premium]. It is similar to self-funding, but with a maximum liability amount which minimizes the risk to the consortium.
  • DEHIC premiums are set annually with a fiscal year running from July through June 30

DEHIC’s Ongoing Focus:

  • Management of costs and coverage, and its relation to member health
  • Product Development
  • Compliance with federal and state mandates
  • Compliance with contractual eligibility standards

Recent Issues Addressed: