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November 5, 2007

Albany -- Dougherty County commissioners pull money from reserves to pay for an unexpected rise in employees health insurance.  

The city, County, and WG&L are self-insured, providing one group health plan to employees. The amount budgeted for healthcare is based on an estimated need.

This year there were more claims than anticipated, and the county had to pull $852,000 from reserves to cover the gap.   

"It's cyclical; some years it will go down, some years it's up, so this year it was something where the claims were higher than what the premiums were," said Finance Chairman Lamar Hudgins.

While the county pulled money from reserves, they chose not to raise employee premiums for the second year in a row.

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