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County employees may see up to $111/month jump in insurance costs
Sole bidder Anthem/Adair County Farm Bureau Insurance Agency, wins bid for county employee health insurance. Rates may be up a whopping 28%; employees could face as much as $111 per month increased contribution unless lower cost, reduced benefits plan accepted. Justin Claywell approved for temporary full time employment at Adair County Regional Jail.
By Ed Waggener
County workers can see up to $111.00 per month increase in their health insurance costsunless they choose a different plan than they presently have. Individual policies arenow $397.00 per individual per month. The new contract raises that figure to $508 per month.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, whose local agent is Adair Farm Bureau Insurance, was theonly bidder for the health insurance, and their bid was accepted at a Special EmergencyAdair County Fiscal Court meeting Monday morning, April 17, 2006, at 9:00 p.m.
At present, employees pay as little as $137.00 per month after the county chips in up to $260 on the $397 per month premium.
The new contract, unless a different plan is chosen, will be $508 per individual permonth, leaving each employees being obligated to pay up to $248 per month as their contribution.
Jeanne Melton, a spokesman for Anthem, who appeared along with local agent Jason Corbin,said that Anthem had paid out $1.44 in claims for every $1.00 in premium dollarsreceived. That fact has contributed to the new, higher rate. "We don't price to recoup past expenses," she said, "but we do rate premiumson projected payouts."
Ms. Melton introduced other plans with higher deductibles which would decrease the cost tocounty employees. The magistrates will leave the plan choice up to a majority vote.
The court voted 7-0 to accept the Anthem's bid through Adair County Farm Bureau Insurance,but to wait until county employees are polled in two meetings on Wednesday, April 19, at7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to see which plan will be adopted.
After employees's have the plans explained, and a majority chooses a plan, the court will meet in another called meeting to accept that plan. The Adair County Court meeting forthat purpose is set for Thursday, April 27, 2006, at 8:00 a.m.
KACO plans to send alternate rates
Representatives of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACO) asked to be given achance to give alternative bids later, and the court was generally receptive to hearingof any possible lower cost plan. KACO's group plan includes a Wellness Program,something that Judge Jerry Vaughan had shown great interest in having for County employees.
According to Ms. Melton, the bid awarded Anthem has a 30-day cancellation provision, which can be exercised by either party.
Justin Claywell is hired as Temporary Full Time dispatcher at Jail
The magistrates voted 7-0 to hire Justin Claywell as a temporary full time dispatcher atthe Adair County Regional Jail. The postition became open after Rabon Burton transferredto the new Restrictive Custody Facilty, which opened Monday, April 17, 2006.
Judge Pro Tem Wid Harris, District 2 Magistrate, presided in Judge Vaughan's absence.
All six magistrates attended, as well a several interested county and taxing districtemployees.
End of this story
A list of your Adair County officials
Regular monthly Adair County Fiscal Court meetings are held at 7:00 p.m., each second Tuesday. The meetings are open to the public.
County Judge Executive Jerry Vaughan; Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Magistrates on the Adair County Fiscal Court include:
421 Public Square, Suite 1, Columbia, KY 42728
Phone 270-384-4703; Fax 270-384-9754
Adair County Deputy Judge Gale Cowan
Adair County Judge's Secretary/Payroll Clerk Lisa Lee
Adair County 911 Coordinator Mary Allender
Adair Co. Disaster Management Director Greg Thomas
Adair County Treasurer Larry Dudley
Adair County Roads Supervisor Jobe Darnell
Adair County Dog Warden Jimmy Harmon
Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator A.L. Sinclair
Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin
Adair County Coroner Rick Wilson
Adair County Court Clerk Ann Melton
Adair County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy
Adair County Jailer William "Bug" Knight
Adair County PVA Wm. Feese, Jr.
Adair County Sheriff Steve Cheatham
Adair County Surveyor Mike McKinney
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