North Judson Town Council Approves Town Employee Health Insurance Policy (12/5)

posted Dec 5, 2017, 8:46 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on December 5, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

North Judson Town Council members reached a decision about town employee health insurance during last night’s town council meeting.

The town’s insurance broker John Howard with Wealth Care Group informed the council that the request submitted to National General was denied. The remaining options came from their current provider United Health Care.

He presented them with a few different plans explaining that one option only allowed for coverage by a specified network of health care providers. He said that while a majority of local physicians would fall into this category, but if an employee needed to seek medical attention by a specialist or someone outside of the community, it would not be covered under the insurance.

The other option, what he called AU63, allowed for coverage outside the network for an additional fee. He also said that option is the closest to what they currently have.

Councilman John Rowe said he felt that was the most advantageous option to have just in case someone needs specialized attention. Council members unanimously approved that insurance policy.

Additionally, since they were unable to receive coverage from National General, the proposal to add Town Attorney Justin Schramm to the insurance was no longer possible. Instead, council members will review his contract and retainer and act on it at the next town council meeting.