MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Monongalia County Fee has introduced new insurance coverage prices for basic legal responsibility, employees’ compensation and well being plans for county employees.
By means of the West Virginia Neighborhood Danger Pool, the county’s basic legal responsibility and employees’ compensation plan is efficient July 1, 2020 and comes with a slight improve.
“The whole coverage is $736,148, the final legal responsibility portion of that’s $544,647 per 12 months which is a seven % improve over final 12 months or 1.32 %,” Commissioner Sean Sikora mentioned. “So, it’s a really modest improve.”
The employees’ compensation portion of the coverage elevated 6.9 % to $191,501 per 12 months.
Commissioners had been capable of keep away from a medical health insurance premium improve of greater than 25 %, however the the annual medical health insurance premium will go up barely to $four,754,262.
“A 9.5 % improve, however as you might be conscious once we first began speaking to the insurance coverage corporations we had been in search of a rise within the mid twenties,” Sikora mentioned. “We obtained it all the way down to about 9.5 %.”
Dental protection premium for county staff went up about four %.
The commissioners determined to maintain worker contributions the identical as final 12 months and take up the rise.
“There are such a lot of adjustments occurring and with the uncertainty of what’s taking place financially in our neighborhood we needed some stability for our staff,” Commissioner Tom Bloom mentioned. “We consider we will decide it up and nonetheless cope with this disaster.”