One Beacon had been the county's provider until two years ago when the county switched to Traveler's due to cost, Byrne said. Traveler's quote increased from approximately
While MASIT was approximately
MASIT's quote could increase depending on the trust's financial resources to pay for claims for all of the counties it represents.
MASIT represents approximately 50 counties around the state, including some of the coastal counties.
Byrne said two years ago -- the last time the trust submitted a proposal to
If the reserves are depleted, Byrne said the rates could go up mid-year.
"I'm not saying there is anything wrong with an insurance pool, but it is a gamble," he said. "(MASIT) will be going into its fourth year, and they are headed in the right direction."
"It's different if the big claim is ours, and we have to pay," Lazarus said. "If something happens somewhere else, you could end up paying for other counties.
"I don't know how comfortable I am being responsible for all 50 counties."
NOVA covers the sheriff's office at a rate of approximately
Traveler's and MASIT offered
Law enforcement insurance does not have to be renewed until March, and Byrne said he expected NOVA would be cheaper by then, as a year with
Lazarus said the board would consider sheriff's office liability insurance in March.
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