Firefighters in Peach County to receive state mandated health coverage

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –  Peach County commissioners passed a state mandated resolution to provide cancer coverage and long term disability coverage for firefighters on Tuesday night.

House bill 146, which became law this passed legislative session, requires the county to cover both full time fireman and volunteer fireman.

Chairman of the board of commissioners Martin Moseley says it’ll cost the county around $7,500 a year.

“Of course we want to protect all of our firefighters and all our employees as best we can. Sometimes these unfunded mandates are a bit difficult for local communities but we’re going to provide it and we’re proud to do that and we’re proud to help them all we can,” said Moseley.

Moseley says Peach County has 12 or 13 full time firefighters and around 45 volunteers. County mandated coverage for fire fighters will go into effect January 1, 2018.

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