Alpena Township Trustees Make Insurance Decision
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 06:02:48 EST
The Alpena Township Board of Trustees had until December first to decide on a health insurance carrier, but they made that decision Monday night (11-27).
During their regular monthly meeting, trustees heard presentations from two companies and discussed a third that was submitted on paper.
The first presentation was given by Michael Spleet of Franklin Benefit out of Grand Blanc, the township's current health insurance provider. Spleet explained a rise in insurance costs which will be $6,750.00 per person, or $6,960.00 per family per year through 2018.
David Zeller of Alpena Agency in Alpena gave the second presentation on the same coverage and at the same rate.
Information submitted earlier by Lappan Agency of Alpena was the same as those who gave presentations.
Treasurer Laura Ellery-Somers said, "Personally I like a local agent."
Trustee Norm Poli echoed that sentiment saying, "I'm always a strong proponent to support local business."
With that, and by a unanimous vote, the Alpena Agency will provide health insurance to township employees. Open enrollment begins September first.
If they decide to, the board can choose a different carrier for the following year.
Photo: Dave Zeller gives insurance presentations to Alpena Township Board members