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The Henry County Commissioners spent a good part of their Thursday session explaining the health care coverage for their employees heading toward 2014.   Commissioners apparently wanted to focus their coverage especially on the employees, and kept their premium rate the same.  The employees share for family coverage will increase 52% next year.   Henry County employees that are part of union groups will see much lower increases for 2014, as things stand now.            Commissioners also reversed their stand on whether to offer waivers for employees that do not take the health care plan from Henry County.  They have decided to again offer a waiver of $1,200 for those choosing not to take the health care plan.  This year, 31 employees took the waiver option, at a cost to the county of $37,200.

                        The Henry County Commissioners approved a draw of $9,800 from the Ohio Development Services Agency, to help pay for home repairs and administrative costs.

And representatives from the Ohio Division of Forestry presented checks in Henry County for timber cut down and sold from the state forest.   $6,289 will go to the Liberty Center school district. And checks for $3,144 were cut for Henry County’s general fund, and for Washington Township.

            Commissioners went into executive session on Thursday to discuss potential litigation; but no action was taken.


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