The Cochise Combined Trust (CCT) is an employee benefits consortium that is open to eligible Arizona public entities in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Gila, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma counties.
Formed July 01, 2002, the Trust had two (2) members: Cochise College and Cochise County until July 1, 2020, when Central Arizona College joined the Trust. Each participating entity appoints two (2) Trustees to represent their entity with regards to Trust administration. Trustees meet on a quarterly basis 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. CCT 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 CCT, or the benefits of a structure similar to this one, contact Stephanie Moore with Erin Collins & Associates, Inc and CCT Administrator, at (928) 753-4700 ext. 303.