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HCSA adopts insurance plan, honors longtime employee

SoVaNow.com / March 19, 2018
The Halifax County Service Authority board of directors Thursday approved the Local Choice Health Benefits Program to provide health care insurance for the HCSA’s 30-member workforce.

According to Executive Director Mark Estes, the plan, offered by Anthem, is the same as what the HCSA currently offers its employees. Estes said approval of the health care plan for the coming year will result in a 4.7 percent increase in premiums, costing the HCSA an additional $11,160.

The total cost of the plan is $254,880, with the HCSA paying 90 percent employee medical expenses. Employees will see a $4 per month increase in the portion they pay for the insurance.

In other business, board members recognized retiring employee Alvin Bates who has worked for the authority since its inception in 2007. Prior to that time Bates had worked for the Town of Halifax’s sanitary system, dating back to 1987.

Chairman Dexter Gilliam and Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy each presented Bates with framed resolutions, thanking him for his 32 years of service.

Directors also considered the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Project List (CEDS) for 2018, complied by the Southside Planning District, The list includes several HCSA projects including the Sutphin Road Interceptor Project, the Tank Consolidation and Line Improvement Project, the Advanced Metering Meter Infrastructure Project, the VIR Interconnection Project, the Mountain Road Sinai Road Waterline Interconnection Project and the Interactive Infrastructure Mapping Project.

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