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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Eldorado teachers ask for change of insurance provider

  • Eldorado school board discussed lighting changes to the high school gymnasium, changes to the student handbooks, and, most significantly, a change in insurance providers for district employees, during Thursday’s meeting.
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  • Eldorado school board discussed lighting changes to the high school gymnasium, changes to the student handbooks, and, most significantly, a change in insurance providers for district employees, during Thursday’s meeting.
    “If we stay with Central States, there will be a cost to employees,” insurance committee chairperson and teacher Miranda Cain said of the insurance company that the district has been doing business with.
    According to Cain’s report to the board, the company not only provided unsatisfactory insurance rates but also withheld claims information from the insurance committee.
    Healthcare Solutions, a Southern Illinois insurance group, made a presentation at the board meeting, offering an alternative to the district’s current insurance situation.
    “You are going to get a check each week with the claims on it,” Jack Abbott, a third party administrator from the Insurance Program Managers Group who is working with Healthcare solutions, told Cain and the board members.
    The final decision over which insurance provider will worked with next year was delegated to Cain, who is to consult with the other teachers before deciding.
    In addition to discussing insurance matters, the board officiated the specifics of the Eldorado Men’s’ Club Fourth of July celebration. The event will be held at dusk July 3 at the Eldorado High School Sports Complex and will feature singing, refreshments and a fireworks display, coordinator Sean Watson told the board.
    In order to get more activities for kids, Southern Illinois Inflatables will be providing inflatable playhouses, Dollars for Scholars will again sponsor a 5K Walk/Run and Giavoni Jones Band will again provide musical entertainment.
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