GREENFIELD — Hancock County officials are renewing the idea of opening a county health clinic for employees, but this time a partnership with a manufacturing business could curb start-up costs and lead to a quicker return on investment.
The Hancock County Commissioners this week heard about an opportunity to partner with Keihin IPT, which already has a Novia Care Clinic at its plant on New Road.
The county would pay $81,376 next year to allow its employees to use the clinic, where generic prescriptions would be free, and there would be no co-pay for employees.
“The objective is to get care available to people, whether it’s the employee, the spouse or the children – but to do it in a way that maintains costs for the county,” said Kevin Mandrell, who represents the county’s health insurance provider.
Mandrell pitched the idea to commissioners Tuesday, saying for every $1 spent on the health clinic, the county could see $1.40 in savings on health insurance costs.