DANVILLE — Danville Village Council members heard a proposal for supplemental insurance for its employees. John Hensley explained to council members at their meeting Monday what AFLAC could do for them and the employees of the village.
“It’s not replacement coverage, it only adds to it,” Hensley said. “Employees can use it for whatever to fill in the gaps. It does not replace or change the insurance they already have.”
Council changed medical insurance from Medical Mutual to The Principal PPO at the first meeting in October. The change saved the village 3 percent in costs for the year, but also set a higher deductible for employees to meet before the insurance would kick in. That’s where Hensley felt AFLAC could help.
Hensley handed out information on all the different supplemental insurance packages available. He said if council approved the availability of AFLAC, there would be a discount on prices, which he said averaged around $4 to $6 per week for singles and $8 to $14 per week for families per package.
They would then meet with each individual employee and determine which packages would be best for them and their families.
Council agreed it would be a good idea to discuss with village employees the possibility of adding supplemental insurance.