Gregg County commissioner questions bill timing

Gregg County commissioner questions bill timing
Longview News-Journal
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 8:32am

A $25,000 legal bill to Gregg County raised questions from a commissioner over an insurance company policy of holding invoices until the deductible is reached.

“If I have a question, what good does it do?” Commissioner Darryl Primo asked County Auditor Laurie Woloszyn, who replied it was not too late to question expenses on the bill.

Woloszyn later said the Texas Association of Counties, which carries Gregg County’s liability insurance, amended its billing practice a year or so ago.

The association, which is a nongovernmental entity, now holds all legal bills until the county’s deductible — in this case, $25,000 — is reached. Those bills previously were sent to the soonest Commissioners Court meeting until the deductible was achieved.

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