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Pooled Programs

Regional Government Services (RGS) participates in various pools with other public agencies. Pools are joint collaborations to increase the purchasing power of a single agency, making insurance and benefits more affordable.

Municipal Dental Pool

RGS has partnered with Keenan & Associates along with Delta Dental to create the Municipal Dental Pool. The Municipal Dental Pool, hosted by RGS, is a self-service dental purchasing solution for public agencies which is designed to provide greater benefit-cost stability.

Advantages of joining the Municipal Dental Pool include:

  • Access to the Delta Dental provider network
  • Available to agencies with as few as 10 eligible employees
  • Agencies with 10–99 eligible employees can select from one of the four base plan designs, with pre-negotiated rates
  • Agencies with 100+ eligible employees will have the option to keep or create their own plan design, or choose from the four base options
  • Available to agencies with both Active and Retiree populations

  • City of Alhambra
  • City of Azusa
  • City of Baldwin Park
  • City of Bellflower
  • City of Bishop
  • City of Brea
  • City of Chino
  • City of Claremont
  • City of Dana Point
  • City of Desert Hot Springs
  • City of Glendora
  • City of Hawaiian Gardens
  • City of Larkspur
  • City of Lynwood
  • City of Oxnard
  • City of Pico Rivera
  • City of Rialto
  • City of Santa Ana
  • City of Upland
  • County of Mendocino
  • Town of Corte Madera
  • Town of Woodside
  • Central Marin Fire Authority
  • Central Marin Police Authority
  • Regional Government Services
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission

For more information about the Municipal Dental Pool, or to obtain a quote, please contact:
E. Peter McNamara
Keenan & Associates
510.986.6761 ext. 8130

STARS 401/457 Pool

RGS is a founding member of the California Public Agencies Self-Directed Tax-Advantaged Retirement Systems (STARS), comprised of two trusts formed in September 2009 by California public agencies for the exclusive use of local government agencies for their employees. The 401(a) and 457(b) trusts are administered by local government representatives.

Agencies can participate in the STARS program either as ‘Member’ agencies or as ‘Associate’ agencies which elect not to engage in the governance of the Plans. Joinder agreements for the 401 and 457 plans enable each agency to specify the exact terms of its plan.

For more information about STARS, or to become a member, visit their website by clicking here or contact:
Richard Averett
Executive Director, RGS
831.308.1508
raverett@rgs.ca.gov

Public Agency Coalition (PACE)

RGS is a member of the Public Agency Coalition Enterprise (PACE), a medical benefit purchasing joint powers authority designed to help public agencies respond to the emerging health care environment. PACE provides advantages which lead to better cost control, flexibility, and employee satisfaction:

  • Large pool which provides greater stability
  • Competitive purchasing position in the marketplace for the right kind of coverage
  • Keenan’s Benefit Bridge system enables online enrollment, eligibility and an employee communication portal to provide ease of administration and streamlined capabilities
  • Contribution strategy that provides cost transparency and quality
  • Informed health care consumers
  • Less risk fragmentation and underwriting guidelines that improve the risk pool for all member agencies
  • Wellness resources that encourage employee healthy life choices and help lower long term health care costs.

For more information about PACE, or to obtain a quote, please contact:
E. Peter McNamara
Keenan & Associates
510.986.6761 ext. 8130