Council adopts four of mayor’s health insurance policy recommendations in an effort to save money

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Councilwoman Mary Albaugh and councilman Robbie Skinner prior to voting to adopt four of mayor David McCauley's recommendations regarding changes in employee health insurance.

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon City Council on Thursday directed its attorney to craft an ordinance that would implement several changes to the city’s health insurance that could yield a sizable annual savings.

The cost-saving measures council considered are part of a larger proposal mayor David McCauley presented at city council’s special May 23 meeting. At that meeting, council voted to switch from a fully funded health insurance plan through Loudin Insurance and its carrier Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia to a partially self-funded plan.

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