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No exclusive contracts for city of Albany

City Manager Al Lott City Manager Al Lott

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

July 15, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - City Manager Al Lott says he will not enter into exclusive contracts for health insurance and force employees to give up doctors they've used for years.

Albany commissioners Tuesday tentatively approved amending a 1981 agreement between the city, county and Water, Gas & Light to allow both the city and county to chose their own broker and design their own health care plans for employees.

The county is looking at exclusive contracts either with Phoebe or Palmyra, that would require employees only use doctors in the network. Lott says his employees won't be forced to give up their doctors. 

He said, "I have no intention of requiring my employees, or dictating, what doctors they go see. I know that who your doctor is, is a very personal matter and where you get your healthcare is a very personal matter."

The city is working with a separate insurance broker with the county and is still negotiating a contract for the employee health care plan.

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