SHEPHERDSVILLE - Buddy Smith was given a simple task - find a way to provide health insurance options for county employees with little or no increase in premiums.
Daunting when the first estimate from the county’s current carrier, Humana, came back with a 45 percent hike.
As normal, Smith then went to the available insurers and began to seek out policies.
In the end, the county had one option - Humana.
Smith said it is difficult for carriers to keep rates steady when premiums accounted for $1 million in the past year and claims exceeded $1.5 million.
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