Health Insurance Provider Switch To Save Ashland School District Nearly $378,000

Health Insurance Provider Switch To Save Ashland School District Nearly $378,000

The neighborhood switched illness insurance providers from Preferred One to Health Partners, that took outcome this month.

In a display to the board, Business Manager Bonnie Stegmann estimated a complete insurance extra savings of $377,979.77 is to mercantile year. The switch to Health Partners will save the neighborhood $853,864.56 in premiums, with the neighborhood accountable for contributing $425,250 to the illness repayment account for both singular and family worker plans.

However, the neighborhood will save allowance as employees minister 12 percent of their gain toward their illness insurance benefits from September 2011 by June 2012. Public employees, in conformity with the state’s combined negotiate law, contingency minister 12 percent of their income to pay for their illness benefits.

Each month, 193 college neighborhood employees with family skeleton will minister an median of $157.98 for a complete of $304,892.14 per year. Twenty-seven employees with singular skeleton will minister an median of $$76.40 for a complete of $20,628.43 per year. The complete worker grant will be $325,520.57 is to September by June period.

Board associate Bill Pearce asked about other insurance providers and if the neighborhood had truly shopped around is to most appropriate price. Superintendent Keith Hilts mentioned that after the combined negotiate consent in the neighborhood lapsed in July 2012, the college house would be able to change providers if they felt it was necessary.

The house moreover granted draft prices for food service during the educational year. The offer enclosed a 10 cent enlarge in full cost tyro and adult lunches. In the 2011-12 educational year, lunch will cost $2.50 for Ashland center and high college students, $2.20 at Lake Superior Elementary and Marengo Valley schools and $3.50 for adults. Student reduced-priced lunches and breakfasts, that are set by sovereign guidelines, will cost 40 cents. There will be no change in the cost of milk, 40 cents, or breakfast, $1.35, $1.30 and $1.95, respectively.

Finally, the house granted the sale of a 12,000-pound ability autolift to Tom Simonson for $801.01. Though he granted the measure, Pearce had fears about selling the lift locally. Instead, he mentioned he think the neighborhood could obtain more allowance for things if they posted them in Internet auctions.

In other matters, the board:

Discussed the fact that a request to change the house from 9 to 7 members had been filed.

Approved Strategic Plan Goals and outline timeline.

Approved the rough budget.

Sara Nemec may be reached at snemec@ashlanddailypress.net .