The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 19, 2012

Fountain commissioners OK health insurance


COVINGTON, Ind. — Fountain County Commissioners will continue the employee health insurance through the self-funded HCC Life, but chose an option with an optimum transplant amount.

This was the recommendation of Pete Franzman and Brian McKinney from Southern Indiana Health Organization.

"It could save the county a lot of money," McKinney said. County claims have gone up each of the last several years.

SIHO contacted eight carriers for the county.

"I wish we would have started the wellness program five years ago," said Commissioner Walt Wilson.

In other business, commissioners:

Heard Marty Marlatt state the need for culvert repair on County Road 700 North 2 miles north of Newtown.

"I have been trying to get it fixed for 10 years," Marlatt said.

Approved the purchase of a mower for $4,073 from Wright Implement of Williamsport, a floor scrubber for $1,600 from CP Products of Crawfordsville and three televisions for $3,246 from Downs Appliance of Veedersburg for the new ambulance building. All will be paid through a grant.

Will go to the county council for $28,000 for an additional appropriation for the ambulance department to pay for part-time help.

Will go to the county council for $80,700 from the riverboat funds for road work at the new ambulance building.

Approved an ordinance establishing an American Disabilities Act coordinator and setting up a grievance procedure.

Heard from representatives of Quality Correctional Care of Muncie about health care for inmates at the jail.

Tabled action on an ordinance for food retail establishments and bed and breakfast homes.

Authorized the transfer of three properties on North Perry Street to the city of Attica.

What’s next

The Fountain County Commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. EST Dec. 3 at the courthouse.