County faces high health insurance costs
SEBRING – Highlands County Commissioners have voted to transfer a large amount of dollars from the general fund, if needed, to the insurance fund to ensure it remains solvent.
With luck, however, they may be able to use part of their allowance under the America Rescue Plan Act to cover some of these costs and avoid having to relocate almost.
Director of Business Services
She recommended the transfer of the commissioners
Once that’s done, Cannady said, the fund should be in the dark, for now.
She said the county may be able to use America Rescue Plan Act funds to pay for medical bills related to COVID-19, if the county’s consultant on ARPA funds thinks they can.
It’s possible. Cannady said the county, in just six months from
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“We are also optimistic, but we are not as optimistic as some, based on our forecasts,” Kaszubowski said.
Last year, the entire benefit fund was at
The balance of the contingency fund, at
“Hopefully they can improve over the next two weeks in November, but if they don’t, you can do the math,” Kaszubowski said.
Cannady said she is monitoring these costs on a weekly basis now.
“We just want our consultant to agree with this opinion as well,” Vosburg said.
A big caveat, he said, is that the money should come, in pieces or as a whole, from one or more of the projects they had listed in the spending plan, which included the extension of the sewers to
Vosburg said he needed the commissioners to make a decision that day, so that the funds could be transferred before the end of the year, for audit purposes.