Charles City, Iowa – The Floyd County Board of Supervisors have approved the county health and dental plans for the next 18 months. The county will use the IGHCP Blue Choice program, which is a new change. The plan increases rates for single individuals 213 dollars and 374 dollars for family rates. The increase in the rates help stabilize the self-fund balance account. The account helps pay for the employees medical costs.
The county used Homes and Murphy as an insurance broker, which is an added 23 thousand dollar price tag. Chairperson Linda Tjaden says the money can be saved without the use of a broker.
The board did not approve a resolution creating a specialist position for the treasurer’s office because Tjaden says she’s concerned about the precedent it would set for other departments.
However, the board did approve of adding a motor vehicle clerk one and ok’d the rate of 24 dollars an hour starting for the next pay period. The creation of a new title comes after weeks of discussion about adding a new position for someone who’s taken on extra responsibilities after attrition with the deputies position.
The board approved using Two Rivers Bank in Burlington for two accounts linked to the self-fund worth eight thousand dollars.
The board took action on 30 new family farms and canceled 13 others.
County Engineer Dusty Rolando asked the board to purchase three 2020 Mack Trucks worth nearly 211 thousand dollars each. The board approved these purchases instead of going through the letting process because Rolando had comparables from nearby counties. The county will get trade in value at the time of the purchase.