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City Council Opts For Self Insured Health Plan

At the first of the year, the City of Chillicothe will move its employees to their new health plan.  That plan was approved Monday night and under the plan, the city is “self-insured.”  City Administrator Darin Chappell explained why the City is going in this direction.

Chappell says the new plan will give the employees better coverage.

He says the plan has a network, Cigna and it is widely accepted, including in Chillicothe.

Chappell says there are limits to the loss the city could occur in a calendar year.

Chappell says the rewards far outweigh the risks and this could save the city money for many years to come.