Dodge County Board Approves Employee Health Insurance Changes

(Juneau) The Dodge County Board Tuesday night approved a proposal to withdraw from the state health plan and enter into a health insurance consortium with Jefferson County.  Director of Human Resources Sarah Hinze says the partnership will pull resources from both entities which would result in improved buying power. Currently, Dodge and Jefferson Counties along with the cities of Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Waterloo, Whitewater, Lake Mills and Beaver Dam make up the consortium although additional cities could join at any time. Hinze says the state plan did not allow for multiple plan designs and there were uncertainties if it will be offered in the future. The county board also passed a resolution to go with DeanCare as their health insurance provider.