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

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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