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September 21, 2013

County has $400K in overdue bills

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The county still has $150,000 in its emergency payroll fund, and with three payrolls in October, it may become necessary to tap into that fund, it was reported.

During a Services Committee meeting, Chairman Robert White said the county would be seeking bids for property and casualty and worker's compensation insurance. He indicated the county is interested in a dividend plan for the worker's compensation plan. The county's current plans expire on Jan. 1, according to Administrative Assistant Suzy Tate.

The county also assigned health insurance carriers to three quoting agents. Bruce Hapeman Insurance Group was assigned Health Alliance, IPMG and Trustmark; USI was assigned United Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and BAS; and Central Management Services was assigned Cigna, Coventry and Health Link.

Agents will be required to submit bids to the county by 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the county clerk's office. The Services Committee will review the bids at its November meeting.

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