The Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board, at its regular monthly meeting Aug. 9, set the date for the public hearing and meeting concerning the tax levy.
The hearing will be held Aug. 23 at the Tipton district office. The hearing will be at 5 p.m., with the board meeting at 6 p.m.
The employee health insurance bids from Wallstreet Insurance were presented from four carriers: the current carrier, United Healthcare, as well as Anthem, Aetna and Cigna. After discussion, the board decided to renew the coverage with United Healthcare. There is a change in the deductible to $1,250 from the current $1,000 and a premium increase of 6.58 percent for a yearly cost of $226,828.20. The Cigna plan was the only one with a lower premium, but the self-funded plan would have to go through underwriting, which would be expected to increase the premium "significantly."
The board approved the Code of Ethics ordinance for the district, presented by Administrator Lee Kempf, who informed the board that the ordinance needs to be re-instated every two years and was due for renewal.
The treasurer's report showed a balance of funds on hand of $294,413.47.
The run statistics for July were: Tipton, 39 calls with 24 transports; California, 79 calls with 46 transports; Versailles, 209 calls with 126 transports; and Barnett, 17 calls with 11 transports. District-wide, there were 344 calls with 207 transports for a transport rate on patient contact calls of 69.7 percent.
The next regular meeting is set for Sept. 13 at the Tipton district office.