The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on November 26, 1975 · Page 5
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 5

Freeport, Texas
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Wednesday, November 26, 1975
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Jnsurance for employees falters for lack of bids »> V \NM i'HISNV use! !n Mftfutsy hi fcr,mj, insurance imuranc* age-tit* company lo submit « bid on coverage here Itoiand llfllrd, en in- impendent agent from Houston, told council membm that he went to IS cwnjianiw w*kinji bid* ami vuw un»we«<?**ful on all KKWltS Tendency of City Council the year* to currier* «nini»lly given an ih<* r«w*fi that no companies were in- one the Baird repreientativp of company told him iilunUon could t* in only ont- *a> ih<> city roust May wuh on*, carrier HI The clty'it agent, J (liarlex Mnmhall of i^ke Jncknon, agreed completely with (he information given Hairtl He Bdmitted that tl»e curretil currier i* «king (or A Kutatjtnlta! incrcitue for rwewal But he atwi printed out that it i» a plan for the «nploye«(. "You citn'l In Marnhall (old UK? council. All you cati look forward to Itt higher medical co»t» than ever before," he continued, "and insurance rat»>* will reflect this " Mitr».hftll speculated on »wktnK "> negotiate wirm change* In hwefit* that would re*ult in cheaper rate* "The (ju(istioft in my mind u." the agent said, "tan city <•/ «.» rutndlf much of «n in creas* with their wage scale " Thin reasoning led Marshall to sugge*t (he council consider paying the entire turn for the employee')! health and life fruiurancc. In an arrangement of thl* sort, with the cm ployec paying only for his dependent*' coverage, he would realize more actual lx?neri( than from tme pay * ' fr/> *'«»^t"l1 ruetrifmlr,'! The mayor recalled that City Attorney Wayne Holder had miggested (hi* move lo the council In the past. However, Davenport objected (o the fact that the insurance would amount to more than mosl raises. TMB BBAZOtPCWT PACT! T, tBXAt, WtDNEJDAY, MOVEMBEt %, Thin brought the city fathers to dlicusslon» involving a variety of possible deductions, benefiU (hat might be aboliithed without jeopardizing the employee's financial well being. Davenport returned repeatedly to the limits of the budget until Councilman C, M. Therlot slated bluntly, "We are going (o have to manage someway. There was no way," he added, that we could foresee such an increase," Marshal! quoted the present family rate at $4.1 per month. The increase will raise if to slightly under $60 monthly. Under the present policy, the city pays half of the health insurance buf none of the life Insurance except in the instance of the pnlfffl department The council authorized City Manager D. W. Moore to meet with Marshall for the two (o study the current situation and submit recommendations at the next council meeting. These Specials Good Thanksgiving Day Only! We Will Be Open From... "S" « 1 ' OSS' 8? NO RAINCHECKS! QUANTITIES LIMITED! ,Y ONLY! LAYAWAY NOW FOR CHRISTAAAS! S!*ai»W.«>«

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