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Commissioners opt to renew insurance pact
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Effingham County commissioners will take up the issue of supplemental insurance after finally agreeing to renew their existing health insurance coverage.
Commissioners voted 5-1 at their Sept. 7 meeting to renew their contract with Guardian after getting several proposals on health insurance plans.
In a workshop, the firms presented their proposals to commissioners and staff members.
“No plan is exactly the same,” said County Administrator David Crawley. “They all have pluses and minuses.”
Commissioners asked those companies interested in competing for the contract to make their plans as close to the one the county currently has. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia, which has a pact with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, proposed an open access point of service contract, known as POS, and a preferred provider organization product, or PPO.
For the complete story see Tuesday's edition of the Herald.