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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

County pivots from self-funded plan

County switching to Premera for medical benefits as prices rise


Last updated 10/7/2022 at 10:46am

DAVENPORT—Lincoln County’s 12-year stretch of self-funding medical benefits will be no more at the end of 2022. Rising costs and unsustainable stop-loss insurance rates have forced the county commissioners to switch toward a medical insurance program through Premera.

Though the least expensive option on the table, the switch will still lead to increased rates for county employees.

“Your total cost per employee per month is over $1,200,” said Dan Fisher, Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits for county insurance broker HUB International at the county commissioner’s meeting M...

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