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County board approves health insurance surcharge

Posted: Friday, Apr 19th, 2013

OREGON — The Ogle County Board met Tuesday night and voted 19-4 to approve a 19 percent health insurance surcharge for all outside agencies. The motion had been a topic of discussion since January.

The surcharge will apply to all agencies that were originally grandfathered into the county’s insurance. Ogle County runs a self-insured health insurance program and the agencies were added years ago to allow the county to have more employees in their pool and help the smaller agencies offer health insurance. Unfortunately, over the years the costs associated with the outside agencies have exceeded their contributions.

The 19 percent surcharge will not take effect until Aug. 1. Agencies affected include Village of Progress, Hospice, Ogle County Housing, H.O.P.E., Regional Office of Education and Rock River Center.

For the complete article see the 04-18-2013 issue.

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