The current policy states employees cannot qualify for coverage until 60 days after they start employment, explained County Administrator
Also, the practice is that insurance coverage starts at the beginning of a month, so for an employee not hired on the first day of the month, that usually means more than 60 days and potentially up to nearly three months, Meagher said.
While employees leaving another job to come to the county have the option of continuing their previous insurance coverage through a Cobra Policy, the cost of that is often extremely high, said
"On one of our plans it cost
"Having coverage more quickly would be a favorable thing, helping with recruitment efforts," Meagher said.
Officials checked with the city of
The board voted unanimously to change the policy, retroactive for those hired after
In other business Tuesday:
-- The applicant seeking to rezone just under 70 acres at
-- The commission approved a requested "letter of denial" sought by Interfaith Housing Services in connection with a grant application the agency is seeking.
The teens, 16 and older, would be required to hold a job, complete a 10-hour financial education course and save at least
The letter would state the county has insufficient funding itself to support the program, thus a denial of the availability of local funding.
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