PALMYRA — The Fluvanna School Board will discuss another insurance change at the July 10 meeting.
School Board Office staff completed a request for proposal on June 28. Firms responding were Anthem, The Local Choice, Optima, Coventry, United Healthcare and TrustMark, according to the School Board agenda.
An employee committee will interview finalists and make a recommendation. This week the committee will or have selected firms to interview. It is expected the School Board will have to another called meeting to complete the process.
Coventry, the current health insurance provider for Fluvanna County Public Schools staff, gave expected premium increases ranging from 21 percent to 44 percent. The 2014 budget allocates $439.73 per participating employee. An increase Coventry proposes would be passed on to the employees.
Chairwoman Camilla Washington (Columbia District) said at the last meeting, “We don’t have a choice (for RFP). There is no way we can put 21 to 44 percent increase on our staff.”
In the future it has been discussed of having the county staff and school staff on the same insurance plan. The county insurance actually had a decrease for this upcoming year, something very unusual.
The School Board will be briefed on the current state of the RFP process at the July 10 meeting. The School Board meets at the Palmyra School starting at 6:30 p.m.