Healthcare

Special enrollment period to obtain healthcare insurance through federal marketplace begins today

Today begins a special three month enrollment period for consumers to obtain health insurance through the federal marketplace. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid determined that the COVID-19 emergency presents exceptional circumstances in accessing health insurance and provides the special enrollment period through May 15th. Consumers who are eligible to apply and enroll are in […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education extends principals contract; school calendar adopted for next year

Laredo R-7’s Board of Education has voted to extend the contract by two years for the school principal, putting Misty Foster on a four-year contract. Next years’ school calendar has been adopted with classes at Laredo beginning August 24th. The board held a discussion on co-oping with Pleasant View R-6 school for the seventh and […]

State Reps. Dean Plocher, R-Des Peres, (left) and Curtis Trent, R-Springfield

Audio: Proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would protect those with pre-existing conditions

You could be voting in 2022 on a proposed constitutional amendment in Missouri, requiring health insurers to cover preexisting conditions. House Joint Resolution 50 is a two-page proposal. It’s sponsored by State Rep. Dean Plocher, R-Des Peres, the powerful House Majority Floor Leader. He says the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the Affordable Care Act this year. […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education to seek bids for audit; renews several employee contracts

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education took action on several items at a meeting on February 9th. The board moved to seek bids for a financial audit for the 2021-2022 year. Membership was renewed in the Ozarks School Benefits Association Health Insurance Consortium. A certificate of deposit investment was approved of $150,000 for eight months […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council approves health insurance opt-out policy

The Chillicothe City Council approved ordinances authorizing an agreement with a financial advisor and adopting a health insurance opt-out policy the evening of February 8th. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the agreement is with McLiny and Company pursuant to getting funds for the street department and street projects for this year.  The health insurance opt-out […]

Audio: MoDOT director Patrick McKenna says 645 MoDOT employees currently have COVID

Missouri’s transportation director says more than 600 of his employees currently have the coronavirus. State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) director Patrick McKenna testified before the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight on Monday in Jefferson City, delivering MoDOT’s annual report. “As of this moment (Monday afternoon), we’re at about 645 cases of COVID within MoDOT, MoDOT alone,” McKenna […]

Healthcare

Special enrollment period to be held on healthcare website to obtain or change insurance plans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services determined that the COVID-19 emergency presents exceptional circumstances for consumers in accessing health insurance and will provide a Special Enrollment Period for individuals and families to apply and enroll in the coverage they need. This SEP will be available to consumers in the 36 states served by Marketplaces […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council approves 2021 COBRA rates and adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Chillicothe City Council on January 25th approved 2021 COBRA rates and a resolution adopting the Hazard Mitigation Plan. City Administrator Darin Chappell explains if someone leaves the employment of the city, he or she is entitled to have COBRA coverage on health insurance for 18 months with the city insurance company. The city has […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol extends application deadline to February 1, 2021

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 112th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council to consider three ordinances at next meeting

The Chillicothe City Council will consider three ordinances next week regarding a bid, an engineering contract, and a purchase agreement. The council will meet in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities meeting room on the evening of December 28th at 6:30. One ordinance would accept a bid for a new asphalt paver. Another would accept an engineering […]

University of Missouri Extension to help expand mental health resources in rural areas

Missouri’s rural counties lack mental health services despite growing financial stress and suicide rates with all of Missouri’s 99 rural counties facing a shortage of mental health professionals; 57 of them have none. The University of Missouri Extension hopes to change that through a multistate project to help farmers, ranchers, and farm families find affordable […]