Gregg County purchases insurance plan
Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — Gregg County commissioners agreed Monday to move $241,000 into their self-funded health insurance package available to their roughly 575 employees.
The move was necessary in order for the health insurance fund to maintain certain reserves after some fairly large claims this year, said Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt.
The move also locked in costs for life insurance for three years and long-term disability coverage for two years.
The county, which has been self-insured since 2001, will continue to pay employee premiums but not those for spouses or dependents.
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