Insurance and Legislative Meeting
Logan County Safety Complex
February 18, 2014
Present: Jan Schumacher; Andy Anderson; Kevin Bateman; Dave
Hepler; Bill Martin
Absent: Chuck Ruben
Guests: Pamela Meagher; Lisa Bobb; Nancy Schaub
Mrs. Schumacher called the meeting to order at 7:15 pm.
A motion was made by Mr. Anderson, seconded by Mr.
Bateman, to approve the minutes from the January 8, 2014 meeting as
printed. Motion passed.
1) County physician
(IWIN): Mr. Wright’s previous concerns regarding this issue were
forwarded to IWIN for a response. That response was provided to the
committee for review. A motion was made by Mr. Bateman,
seconded by Mr. Hepler, to defer this item to March for more
discussion. Motion passed.
2) Special event
insurance (TULIP): The committee agreed not to establish any
additional requirements for requests to use County property.
3) Cyber liability
insurance: Mrs. Schumacher reported Viscon does not offer any
coverage to the County as part of their service. The committee asked
Mrs. Schumacher to identify how many other counties purchased this
option. They also were interested in specific coverages provided.
This item will be deferred until March for additional consideration.
4) AFLAC: Mrs.
Meagher reported the billing issues appeared to be resolved, but
returned within a month. She has continued to contact the Corporate
office and was advised payments are not being forwarded from the
group billing side to the individual side. Reconciling the AFLAC
bill takes a considerable amount of time. Mr. Bateman suggested
employees be notified that a replacement provider for these benefits
is being sought because of ongoing issues. Mrs. Schumacher will
draft an e-mail to employees. A motion was made by Mr.
Bateman, seconded by Mr. Anderson, to replace AFLAC when
arrangements are made with a suitable provider. Motion passed.
1) Revisions to
policies and procedures: This is being handled through Executive
Committee and will come forward to the full Board.
Insurance Administrator Report: Ms. Schaub reported she has not
been able to receive the Blue Cross renewal offer yet. Because of
the Affordable Care Act, all processes are delayed and cumbersome.
Blue Cross has indicated they would provide the renewal offer by
March 15th. This would be after the March Insurance meeting and she
has requested to have it available prior to that time. The committee
agreed, because of market volatility associated with the Affordable
Care Act, to stay with Blue Cross Blue Shield as long as any
increase is manageable. Mrs. Meagher was contacted by Larry Bomke to
see if the County is interested in further information regarding the
liability insurance pool he is associated with (ICRMT). The
committee agreed not to pursue this further, as CIRMA’s service has
been satisfactory. Nothing further to report.