On January 29, 2013, Human Resources and the County’s health insurance consultant gave a presentation on the condition of the County’s Self Health Insurance Fund. As a result of wellness programs for county employees and their spouses, claims have dropped. It was recommended that the Board of Supervisors declare an insurance holiday for March of 2013 and also a 3.3% reduction in health premiums effective July 1, 2013. The Board passed both recommendations on a vote of 5-0. The results of this action will be used to help reduce tax askings for FY 2013-14. The dollars saved totals $469,000.