The Ottumwa Courier

April 20, 2013

Supervisors to tackle insurance contracts

BY CINDY TOOPES
COURIER STAFF WRITER

---- — OTTUMWA — A time change and an agenda full of resolutions and contracts will keep the Wapello County Supervisors busy when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Wapello County Courthouse.

Supervisor Steve Siegel said Friday that the board members will be renewing health insurance and life insurance for the employees for next year.

First up for discussion will be the transplant insurance for employees.

"The transplant insurance is relatively inexpensive and protects the county if an employee needs such insurance," Siegel said. "If an emloyee needed a transplant, this insurance would protect the county by taking the expenses out of the insurance fund instead of the general fund."

The supervisors will also discuss the First Administrators health fund and reliant standard life insurance, which provides life insurance policies for employees.

"It's somewhat simillar to the transplant fund and is limited," Siegel said, adding that the county has to renew the insurance by June 1.

In other business, the city of Eldon requested $1,000 for a boat dock, Siegel said.

"However, the project is running $1,000 more than anticipated, and they would like another $500," he added.