The Pulaski County Council has approved funding arrangements for the change in the county’s workers’ compensation coverage. The county was dropped by the Indiana Public Employers’ Plan, leading the county commissioners to choose a policy using the state pool last month.Continue reading
After getting dropped by its workers’ compensation provider, Pulaski County has now secured coverage for next year. The county commissioners Monday approved a policy using the Indiana state pool. The cost ended up being about $164,000, which was less than $2,000 more than the county’s policy with the Indiana Public Employers’ Plan.Continue reading
Cyber security insurance will end up costing Pulaski County more than double what was originally thought. Back in August, the county commissioners voted to move forward with a policy from EMC Insurance, at a cost of just over $4,100 a year. But during last week’s meeting, insurance agent Gene Timm explained that the company would not provide standalone coverage.Continue reading
Pulaski County employees will soon have some more insurance options. Last week, the county commissioners agreed to let R & R Benefits offer supplemental medical policies to employees.Continue reading
The Starke County Council and Commission members discussed two requests by IT Director Richard Franks last week.Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation is hoping to see some cost savings by switching liability insurance carriers. Superintendent Dan Zylstra says the school corporation is switching to Astra Insurance.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have decided to invest in cyber insurance. They voted Monday to move forward with a policy from EMC Insurance, at a cost of just over $4,100 a year. It will provide $1 million of cyber coverage and $500,000 of coverage for data protection.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s ambulance fees are going up. Last week, the county commissioners agreed to increase some of the fees the EMS Department charges private insurance carriers.Continue reading
Reimbursable costs are eating into the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department budget. Sheriff Jeff Richwine recently told the county council that when his jailers have to transport federal inmates, his department gets $18 per hour from the federal government for their labor.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have agreed to get a second opinion on insurance coverage, but some officials were concerned that could create extra work for department heads. Representatives from ONI Risk Partners met with the commissioners last week, offering to analyze the county’s insurance needs, look for potential areas for improvement, and present some options.Continue reading
Pulaski County stands to save a significant amount of money on insurance costs. When the county commissioners approved the renewal of various policies last week, Gene Timm with Novotny Insurance said costs have gone down by almost $35,000.Continue reading
Pulaski County is working to resolve some insurance issues with the Winamac Aero Modelers Field. Gene Timm discussed the issue with the county commissioners last week. “That organization had asked to see if the county could carry the liability and then they would reimburse the county,” he said. “That won’t work. They’ve got to have their own because that’s their function.”
Winamac Town Council members considered a change to the town’s insurance agent when members met in a special meeting Monday night.
The town’s current provider is Budd Insurance Agency. They offer the town liability and property insurance for $57,291 and workers’ compensation for $16,271 for a total charge of $73,562. The town received a counteroffer from ONI Risk Partners. Representative Alex Dickman noted that they could broaden the services for the town while simultaneously providing them at a lower cost. Continue reading
The Town of Medaryville’s employee policies are getting a slight update, at the request of the town’s insurance provider. Clerk-Treasurer Judy Harwood says the policy book was just adopted by the town council last year. But since then, the insurance company has asked the town to make some minor language changes and add more information about who’s covered.
The Hamlet Town Council has agreed to insure the town’s reserve officers. Under a state law that took effect at the start of the year, municipalities are now responsible for medical expenses, if a reserve officer is injured or gets sick in the line of duty. Continue reading
According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Individual Assistance from FEMA is now available to 13 more counties, including Starke and Pulaski.
Now that Starke and Pulaski counties are eligible for Individual Assistance, homeowners and renters whose primary residence was damaged by the flooding that occurred between February 14th and March 4th can apply for federal disaster assistance.
The funds are intended to cover uninsured losses for flood damages. Individuals are encouraged to register with FEMA before the deadline of Thursday, July 5th. Continue reading
When the Knox City Council met last week, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston alerted members about a major change to the city’s insurance policy.
Houston stated, “This coming year, May of 2018 to 2019, we’re going to save a total of $13,552.” Continue reading
Winamac may be getting a new adult softball league, but the idea has led to larger questions about insurance requirements. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told the park board last week that he’s heard from someone who’s interested in using the large softball diamond for an over-18, coed league. DeLorenzo was told that almost 60 people have expressed interest.
After months of discussions, one of Pulaski County’s ambulances will be repaired, but now another one is out of service. That’s what EMS Director Bryan Corn told the county commissioners last week. He said the ambulance that was heavily damaged in an accident on Christmas Eve was in Iowa being repaired by its original builder. “The insurance company finally gave that the go-ahead for them to fix that,” Corn said. “That truck hopefully, according to Iowa, will be back to us sometime next week.”