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County insurance saga continues

PEB may be new provider for county employees

DAVENPORT—The county commissioners are faced with the dilemma of how to provide their employees medical insurance amidst rising costs and the financial unfeasibility of continuing the self-funded program that has been in place for 12 years. A decision will be made soon, as budget season is right around the corner and the new program must be in place by Jan. 1.

After deciding the self-funded program was too expensive, the commissioners received medical quotes from Premera and appeared to be leaning that direction. However, they were turned away by fluctuating quotes and plan costs that would’ve...

 

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