What is The Arizona Local Government Employee Benefits Trust?
The Arizona Local Government Employee Benefits Trust (AZLGEBT) is an employee benefits consortium that is open to eligible rural counties in Arizona.
Formed July 01, 1994, the Trust currently has six (6) members: Apache County, Gila County, Graham County, Greenlee County, La Paz County, and Santa Cruz County. Each participating entity appoints one (1) Trustees and one (1) Alternate Trustee to represent their entity with regards to Trust administration. Trustees meet periodically to collectively administer medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance benefits for their employee populations.
Over the years, providing affordable health insurance has become a strenuous journey with many hurdles. The combination of strict budget constraints and rising healthcare costs has forced public entities to find innovative ways to maintain control of benefit costs. AZLGEBT provides member entities with a way to maintain a greater degree of control over their employee benefits programs through the benefit of their collectively larger numbers.
If your public entity is interested in finding out more information about AZLGEBT, or the benefits of a structure similar to this one, contact Erin Collins, AZLGEBT Administrator, at (928) 753-4700 ext. 300.