By Laura Ann Sills - email
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - An increase of 2.9% in nationwide insurance premiums means a hike in premiums for Lee County, GA employees.
Commissioners considered a recommendation to increase and approved it.
They'll stay with the same provider.
A single person's premium will increase $22.00. Families will see a $43.00 increase.
It's the first hike in 4 years; Commissioners say it's still a good deal.
"This is still a cadillac plan, if you want to callCadillac, with a very low premium, and we have one of the best plans in the state of Georgia, " Commissioner Ed Duffy
The Commission also agreed to use $3,100 to help supplement the purchase of two new Ford F150's for the Sheriff's Office.