County agrees to put Mathis on its health insurance

Grady County Joint Development Authority Chairman Charles M. Stafford has contacted the Grady County Commission seeking its approval to add JDA Executive Director Chadd Mathis to the county’s health insurance plan.
Grady County Clerk Carrie Kines relayed the request to commissioners Tuesday morning and she indicated the JDA would reimburse the county for the entire amount of the insurance premium.
The county is self insured for health and medical coverage through Taylor Benefit Resource of Thomasville.
According to Kines, the amount of the monthly premium has not been determined, but she said that Stafford has said the authority would pick up the entire tab.
“There will be no cost to the county. He will just be allowed to be a member of our plan,” Ms. Kines said.
“It certainly will be cheaper through us than he could buy it individually,” Commissioner Elwyn Childs commented.
Commission Chairman LaFaye Copeland asked if Mathis would be interested in family coverage, but the county clerk said that would be up to him and the authority.
County Administrator Carlos Tobar told board members he hoped to arrange for a direct deposit from the authority to the county to cover the monthly premiums so that the county did not have to submit a monthly invoice to get paid.
The board voted unanimously to allow Mathis to come under the county’s plan with the understanding all of the costs would be covered by the JDA.

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