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Health insurance coverage for employees in Lake Township will remain with the current providers.

The township trustees Tuesday approved renewing coverage with Medical Mutual for health insurance and with Guardian for dental, vision and life insurance.

The trustees said they were pleased with small rate increases from 2015.

In 2015, it costs the township $27,859 a month for health insurance coverage from Medical Mutual. Next year, that coverage will cost $27,869 a month – an increase of .04 percent.

Guardian will continue to provide dental coverage. In 2016, coverage will cost $21,343 a year – a 6 percent increase from this year’s cost of $20,125 a year.

Eye care insurance will cost $6,180 a year in 2016 – a 3 percent jump from $5,980 in 2015.

Life insurance premiums will increase by 7 percent to $3,758 a year from $3,499 this year.

Trustee Melanie Bowen praised the efforts of the township’s broker for negotiating the renewals.


Gas plan reminder
The trustees are reminding residents they have until Nov. 27 to opt out of purchasing natural gas through the Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition.

NOAC communities have selected Volunteer Energy Services, Inc. to provide natural gas for residents and small commercial customers.

The aggregation agreement will be in effect from December 2015 through April 2017.

Customers will be automatically enrolled in the aggregation program unless they choose to opt out.

Participants will receive a lower rate than what they’d receive from Columbia Gas of Ohio.

Letters from NOAC have been sent to residents in NOAC communities.

In other business, the trustees approved a resolution giving the township’s consent to the Ohio Department of Transportation for replacing concrete along a stretch of Libbey Road.

The project is being funded by a grant of $140,000 through the Ohio Turnpike Mitigation Program.

 

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