From the Mayor's Desk
September 15, 2014
The City is currently looking into health insurance rates, as renewal time is approaching. Last year, prior to the implementation of the Health Care Act, the cost for group health insurance was approximately $145,000/year. However, in January 2014, that premium immediately rose to over 167,000/year. According to the insurance carrier, it was due to the new laws and changes in contractual agreements between the insurance company and doctors/hospitals. The City received notice that the cost to renew the exact health plan that is currently in place would increase to $215,000/year. Clearly, the new laws in health care have negatively affected our current health insurance premiums. In the past few weeks of shopping for quotes, we have found that the options are numerous. We will continue to seek rates that are affordable and acceptable/comparable to our current plan.
Local businesses and organizations have planned an “Old Bordertown Birthday Party” to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the establishment of Momence. The event will take place this Saturday, September 20th on East Washington St, portions of North Locust, and at the East River Street Parking Lot beginning at 10AM. As part of the festivities, the Edward Chipman Library, at 126 N. Locust, will also host an Open House with a used book sale and a “sit-a-spell” chat session on the library lawn. For more information, contact Rick Byrne at 630-742-7142 or Debbie Lampley at 815-472-6590.
Mayor, City of Momence