The Board of Supervisors heard an update on county insurance at its Nov. 17 meeting.
Sam Irby, of the Innovative Insurance Group, said claims reports are running a little worse this year, but are still holding pretty well.
“You all budgeted this year, and everything looks good from that standpoint I think, unless things take a turn for the worse in the next several months,” he said.
Irby said the group recently sent out a Request for Proposals (RFP) to get a benchmark for comparison to ensure the county is in the right place.
“Keep in mind that this year, as in all years, anything self-funded that carrier wants to relook at 90 days prior to renewal to firm up their rates. So, anything we look at within the next 30 days won’t necessarily be final if you are going to continue to self-fund,” he said.
Irby said he has received quotes from Anthem, Delta Dental, and other organizations.
Clyde DeLoach, chairman and of the Blue Ridge District, said the county plans to hear a presentation from Aetna Insurance at an upcoming meeting.
In other matters, the board:
*Approved the meeting minutes.
*Approved the bills, claims, and appropriations.
*Approved the school board budget amendment.
*Approved the Patrick County Handbook chain of command and classification of positions as amended.
*Discussed the Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) Conference attendance.
*Heard the administrator’s report.
*Heard the supervisors’ reports.
*Nominated Wayne Kirkpatrick to the Tourism Advisory Council (TAC).
*Approved a list of nominees for the Stormwater Board of Appeals.