Starke County Commissioners Approve County Employee Health Program

Miguel Salazar and Bridget Markin

With Knox First Source Insurance Representative, Bridget Markin, and Miguel Salazar, Employee Benefits Manager for First Source Insurance, in attendance the Starke County Commissioners this week, they announced that First Source’s CIGNA plan has been selected as the County Employee Health Program.

After a savings of $400,000 last year, CIGNA’s plan will offer up to a 13% reduction in current rates.

County Commission President, Dan Bridegroom, commented that he thinks employees are going to have to take a bigger interest in health insurance. Under the new plan, if an employee’s spouse has an alternate insurance plan available, they must take the alternate insurance.

The plan was approved on a 3-0 vote.