|County OKs inmate medical insurance|
|By cullmantimes.com- Tiffeny Owens|
The Cullman County Commission renewed its inmate medical insurance coverage — like most health insurance is rising — Tuesday along with another agreement to help find cost savings.
The county approved an annual premium of $73,513.44 with provider Optum Insurance through Southeastern Benefits. The insurance covers medical expenses for Cullman County Detention Center inmates exceeding$10,000 and caps coverage at $300,000.
Also on Tuesday, the commission approved a services participation agreement with Prime Health Services, Inc. for negotiation of inmate medical care costs. The company will retain a third of any cost savings it obtains for the county.
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