Pulaski County may be sticking with its current health insurance company for a while longer, as more research is done about a potential switch. County officials decided to revisit insurance options this year, with the hope of finding some cost savings.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will get an update on the EMS Department’s ambulance garage expansion plans this morning. The expansion of the Winamac ambulance garage has been discussed for years, since the county’s ambulances can barely fit in the existing space.Continue reading
Pulaski County has gotten four proposals for employee health insurance, but before they were even opened Monday, county officials spent several minutes trying to figure out what exactly to do with them. During Monday’s joint council and commissioners meeting, Auditor Laura Wheeler explained that the open enrollment period begins July 1, with the new coverage year starting in August.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council and Commissioners will open health insurance bids tonight. The bid opening will take place during their joint session, scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. EDT at the Pulaski County Highway Garage.Continue reading
Pulaski County has started to see some interest from health insurance companies. As of last week’s county commissioners meeting, Auditor Laura Wheeler said about four companies had contacted her with questions, but none had sent an official proposal yet. Those are due by June 7.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners are expected to appoint a new veterans service officer tonight. Tom White with the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs is scheduled to be at tonight’s meeting to discuss the position.Continue reading
Pulaski County is going to check out its options before continuing with its current health insurance provider, but exactly how to do that was a topic of debate during a recent joint council and commissioners meeting.Continue reading
North Judson Town Council continued their discussion over town employee health insurance when they met last Monday.
Councilman John Rowe noted that he did find an error while reviewing the figures where the current plan was said to cost $3,674 per month. He said he thought the Town’s monthly charge was more than that. Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe confirmed that the current plan is actually $4,128 per month.
Councilman Rowe went on to provide his recommendation for the health insurance plan. The plan he chose was alternate three from Anthem. He mentioned that it has a $3,921 monthly charge associated with it. Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members reviewed some options for employee health insurance when they met last Monday.
The Town’s insurance broker John Howard from the Wealth Care Group announced that if officials wish to stick with their current provider, the deductibles would stay at $50 for a single plan and a $100 for a family plan but they won’t receive all of the same benefits.
Knox Board of Works members received some health insurance information from Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons when they met last Wednesday.
Superintendent Clemons said she wanted the board members to be aware that health insurance is offered through National Rural Water, just in case they’re considering a switch down the line. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners are planning to auction some county-owned land. They’re looking to hold a commissioners deed sale on August 1, but before that, they’ll hold a public hearing to set a minimum price and officially schedule the auction. The public hearing will take place Monday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pulaski County Highway Garage, before the commissioners’ joint meeting with the county council.
Local community mental health centers have seen changes in leadership in the past few months. Last month, Four County Counseling Center officially named Carrie Cadwell as its new CEO. The non-profit group serves Pulaski, Fulton, Cass, and Miami counties, with its corporate office and inpatient unit in Logansport.
The current Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) program, which was originally set to expire today, has received an extension to continue operations through February 28th.
The extension was granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Governor Eric Holcomb stated that as a result, the more than 400,000 HIP participants will see no change in service, for now. Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members reached a decision about town employee health insurance during last night’s town council meeting.
The town’s insurance broker John Howard with Wealth Care Group informed the council that the request submitted to National General was denied. The remaining options came from their current provider United Health Care.
He presented them with a few different plans explaining that one option only allowed for coverage by a specified network of health care providers. He said that while a majority of local physicians would fall into this category, but if an employee needed to seek medical attention by a specialist or someone outside of the community, it would not be covered under the insurance.
The other option, what he called AU63, allowed for coverage outside the network for an additional fee. He also said that option is the closest to what they currently have. Continue reading
At last week’s North Judson Town Council meeting, Insurance Broker John Howard with the Wealth Care Group informed council members of a new piece of information he discovered since the last time they discussed health insurance policy options.
During their first November meeting, members voted to allow Town Attorney Justin Schramm to be added to the insurance policy in lieu of paying him a retainer fee. Board member Josh Brown inquired about a similar possibility for council members.
A last Monday’s meeting, Howard explained that the town attorney and council members are classified as 10-99 employees and their current health insurance provider, United Health Care, does not allow those types of employees to be added to the group plan. Continue reading
Annually, the North Judson Town Council is required to review their health insurance plan. On Monday, they received a report from their insurance broker John Howard with the Wealth Care Group.
Howard explained that for the first time this year, the council has the ability to pick up to three plans that employees can then personally choose from. No formal decisions were made about which plan to choose. Continue reading
When the North Judson Town Council meets tonight, members will hold the second reading over the proposed animal ordinance.
Additionally, they will receive a presentation about health insurance renewal from John Howard, of the Wealth Care Group. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners say their decision to keep the same county health insurance provider will not have a negative impact on taxpayers. Earlier this month, the commissioners decided to stay with insurance company Cigna and local agent Dave Bennett, after several county employees said they were happy with their current coverage.