Towns County awarded insurance discount, saving taxpayers thousands

Towns County Commissioner

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County qualified for an additional 7.5 percent discount on its workers’ compensation contribution, providing taxpayers with a supplementary savings of $16,000-$18,000, thanks to the effort of Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Rickey Mathis, says the sole county commissioner.

Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw praised the EMA director during a meeting with FYN on Monday, Dec. 3. Mathis was not in attendance.

“Rickey worked very hard to get this, and it’s appreciated,” Bradshaw told FYN.

Mathis collected and submitted the extensive property and liability data necessary, racing the clock to to meet the requirements for the county’s ACCG workers’ compensation safety discount, whereas Bradshaw seeks to provide the most bang for the taxpayers’ buck at every given turn.

In an email provided to FYN by Commissioner Bradshaw, ACCG Director of Property and Liability Insurance David Uhlman added that the Board of Trustees approved a 6.9 percent rate decrease for 2019. “Due to some positive loss experience in Towns County, you were already going to receive a 14.52 percent reduction over last year’s contribution. The safety discount will, of course, mean that your contribution decrease is even greater,” Ulman wrote.


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