LOGAN - The Hocking County Commissioners heard the results of a report into the county's health care and possible changes to it at their meeting on Thursday.
LOGAN — The Hocking County Commissioners heard the results of a report into the county’s health care and possible changes to it at their meeting on Thursday.
Wendy Dillingham of the County Employee Benefits Consortium of Ohio presented the county’s second quarter report about the county’s employees’ health insurance plan to the board.
There is a scheduled 1.5 percent cost increase in the plan, which is the minimum for all the 26 counties in the CEBCO, Dillingham said.
“For many people this is going to be a benefit,” she said, adding that the scheduled plan is the lowest level of cost that works with the Affordable Care Act.
The new plan also will have all co-payments apply to out-of-pocket expenses. Dillingham said the cost would be a maximum, such as $2,000 during the year, and then the cost will go down.
The board has until Sept. 4 to sign off on the new rates.
County resident Bill Kaeppner addressed the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation being called to the Rootwire Music Festival that was held at Kaeppner's Woods recently.
“The official reason given by the BWC Compliance Officer for stopping by after Rootwire was the liquor license held by Logan City Limits, LLC, or Bill’s Beverages, came up in their cross check of all 'new' liquor licenses in the state of Ohio. The only information needed by BWC for this 'business' was confirmation that it is seasonal, family-run and operated and we have no employees,” Kaeppner said.