Frank Webster is president of Frank Webster & Associates, a health care cost management consulting firm. He is also the former executive director of the Michigan Education Special Services Association, the insurance subsidiary of the Michigan Education Association.

By Frank Webster

School Boards Empowered to Save Insurance Dollars

The real answer to reducing the cost of health care for teachers and school employees is for school boards to utilize the advantages of competition. … more

It's up to school boards to save insurance dollars

Privatization and The Blues

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) is a quasi-public, nonprofit health insurance firm that controls over 50 percent of the health insurance market in Michigan. It has been insulated from the rigors of a truly competitive market, thanks to Michigan's Public Act 350 of 1980, a law that exempts it from state taxes. It should lose this protection and be converted to an investor-owned, private company. … more

Ensuring Insurance Competition

Teachers Deserve Good Benefits; Schools Deserve To Know What They Cost

School districts being manipulated by union-controlled health insurance providers should look instead to less expensive alternatives to providing their teachers with high quality health care benefits. … more