14 towns want insurance overpayments handled differently
CONCORD - Towns objecting to the way the Local Government Center intends to repay communities for health insurance premiums diverted to other uses, are asking to intervene in the organization's appeal to the state Supreme Court.
The LGC is appealing the Bureau of Securities Regulations' order to repay communities $53.4 million in funds that were diverted from its health insurance program.
The LGC's proposed reimbursement through premium "holidays" to current members is opposed by 14 towns who have since taken their insurance business elsewhere and would not receive financial benefit.
The motion to intervene was filed by Durham, Northfield, Peterborough and Salem on behalf of the 14 communities.They claim the refunds should be in proportion to what communities paid for insurance coverage through LGC programs.