Madison County commissioners approved a new health insurance plan with MSI Benefits last week, a move that officials estimate will trim county expenses by an estimated $114,000 and save county employees $37,651.
BOC chairman Anthony Dove said the cheaper plan won’t mean reduced benefits for county employees.
“No, actually the benefits were better (than last year),” said Dove. “We’re getting a little less cost and better benefits.”
Dove said county government employees had a relatively healthy year, which helped keep this year’s rates low.
“We had a good year in our claims,” he said. “And that benefited us.”
Madison County provides health insurance for county employees, but those employees must cover the cost of family members on the plan as well as additional coverage, like dental insurance.
I heard that MSI is a broker for various insurance plans & the County is now covered with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of GA. This company seems to be a good one. Congrats go to Chairman Dove,the BOC & probably the Human Resource Director/Personnel who looked elsewhere for better coverage. Thanks to all of you.