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TCNS staff

GROVETON — The Trinity County Commissioners’ Court delayed action on renewing its health benefits with the Texas Association of Counties to allow questions about plan availability are answered.

County Attorney Colton Hay had asked if there was a second option that could be offered that had a higher deductible but lower premiums, to be offered to people who would prefer that type of plan.

County Treasurer Bob Dockens said there was, but there also was a danger of the county losing its grandfathered position on health care plans, which will mean much higher premium costs.

Dockens will schedule a discussion with the county’s TAC representative to get clarification on options and county’s grandfathered status.

In other business, the county:

  • approved a hiring recommendation from the county’s Internship Committee;
  • approved the purchase of a new recording system for 911;
  • approved the countywide transition to Microsoft 365 for the county’s email needs;
  • approved the purchase of several vehicles for Precinct 4 from the Texas Forest Service;
  • approved the hiring of a structural engineer to evaluate the needs for a new maintenance building;
  • approved a resolution regarding 1115 Medicaid waivers.
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