County hit by employee insurance premium hike
Published: August 14,2013
PHILADELPHIA — Neshoba County may have to absorb an $80,000 increase in health insurance premiums for employees.
The Neshoba Democrat reported the 10-percent rate increase is projected for the new year as the Board of Supervisors works to put together a fiscal year 2014 budget.
The increase would go into effect on Oct. 1 if the county renews its current health insurance coverage, Allen Hardy, an agent with Philadelphia Security Insurance, told supervisors.
The board has until Sept. 15 to adopt a budget.
Anticipated revenue for the county’s general fund for fiscal 2014 is $6.1 million.
Supervisors have received budget requests from the various city departments totaling nearly $6.7 million.
Many department heads are seeking salary increases for employees, ranging from 50 cents to $1 an hour.
Jail administrator Jimmy Reid told supervisors on Monday that jailers and deputies had not had a raise in several years. He requested their salaries be increased by $1 an hour.
The jail is seeking an addition $96,600 for fiscal 2014.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking supervisors for an additional $189,307 in the new year.
Reid told supervisors the sheriff wants to change a part-time deputy position to full time.
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