Sanford will continue to provide health insurance for state workers – for at least two more years.
In 2014, the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System changed insurance carriers, picking Sanford over Blue Cross-Blue Shield. The contract runs 6 years – but the Legislature passed a bill requiring a review every two years.
PERS director Sparb Collins said the bill laid out the review process, and if the board elected not to renew, there would have to be a new bid. Collins said the Board found no reason to disconyinue the contract.