Welcome to the Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium

The Health Consortium launched in 2009 in Tompkins County, with a GML 5-G shared service agreement, and has now expanded to sixteen contiguous counties in upstate NY. The goal of the Health Consortium remains the same as when it began, to provide competitive health insurance premiums to our members.  The Health Consortium is jointly owned by its municipal partners and writes its own benefit plans.  We pride ourselves in providing high-quality, trustworthy, cost stable, responsive service for our subscribers.

Mission and Vision Statement

Belief: Individually and collectively we invest in realizing high quality, affordable, dependable Health Insurance.


Mission Statement: The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium is an efficient inter-municipal cooperative that provides high-quality, cost-stable health insurance for members and their employees and retirees.


Vision Statement: The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium provides its municipal partners in sixteen counties within the geographical boundaries of the Counties of Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Chemung, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Tioga, Tompkins, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates, a menu of health insurance plans to the benefit of the employees, retirees, and their families.   

  • The Consortium administers operations by collaborating with claims administrators, providers, and employee representatives in an effort to manage its costs, efficiencies, and success.
  • The Consortium strives to provide a trust-worthy, responsive, and efficient vehicle that enables access to its quality products, models a new health insurance paradigm, and educates its members to become more directly involved in their own personal health..
  • The Consortium promotes a culture of preventative health care for the well-being of its members.

The bylaws of the Consortium are outlined by a municipal cooperative agreement and the Board of Directors governs the Consortium.

The Joint Committee on Plan Structure and Design, made up of municipal representatives and bargaining unit representatives, examines development of the health benefits consortium, through which the County’s municipal employers, if they desire, could pool their employee health benefits programs.