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Changes Coming To Cookeville Employee Health Insurance

Both employee budgets and the city budget could take a hit from Cookeville’s City Employee Health Insurance. City Manager James Mills said that the city’s health insurance is self-funded, meaning the city and the employees contribute to a fund to pay claims. He said that with COVID and major claims depleting the city’s health insurance fund balance over the last ... Read More »

Cookeville Will Explore Changes In Employee Insurance Citing Record Claims

Cookeville City Council will consider making changes to employees’ insurance premiums and deductibles. Finance Director Brenda Imel said the decision to make the change came from a growing need to keep up with record employee insurance claims. “That exceeded what we paid into the plan,” Imel said. “That reduced our reserves in the plan by a million dollars. That’s the ... Read More »

Putnam County Looking to Aid Retiring Employees’ Insurance

Putnam County is exploring a health insurance bridge program for county employees who are ready to retire, but not yet eligible for Medicare. Mayor Randy Porter said the cost isn’t too high–only $40,000 or $50,000 a year, and could actually end up saving the county money. “It’s a benefit to them, it rewards them, but also in the long run, ... Read More »

Putnam County Approves 9% Increase In Health Insurance

Putnam County will pay about nine percent more for employee health, dental and vision insurance. Mayor Randy Porter said that’s better than where the county started. Before bidding out the insurance, the current provider showed a 20-23 percent increase in premiums. The increase would not change an employee’s  plan. “Compared to all the private businesses I talked to we didn’t ... Read More »

Health Care Enrollment Extended, Free Help Available

Help for affordable health care is available in the Upper Cumberland through the Tennessee Healthcare Campaign. Campaign Organizer Thomas Savage said 44 percent of people in Putnam, Overton, Clay and Cumberland Counties have no insurance or use the Affordable Care Act. Savage said that open enrollment has been extended until August 15. “This new Tennessee Healthcare Campaign under the Rescue ... Read More »