The Arrowhead Pro-Care Pool has voted to dissolve group health insurance as of June 30th.
Itasca County employees needed an alternate plan. For the balance of the year, the county will move to the Northeast Service Cooperative. On Tuesday, Human Resources Director Lynn Hart came before the Itasca County Board of Commissioners and asked the board to accept the changes. All of the county’s 11 unions have agreed. Some changes include a fifty percent premium increase in all the plans. A new, higher deductible HSA plan, which includes a deductible of $3500 for single and $7000 per family.
The county has held an open enrollment period, allowing employees to make changes.
For the year 2019, other options will be considered.