Gahanna is planning a March 1 implementation of self-insurance for Workers' Compensation benefits - a move that's estimated to save the city $1-million over the next five years.

Gahanna is planning a March 1 implementation of self-insurance for Workers' Compensation benefits - a move that's estimated to save the city $1-million over the next five years.

Kristen Treadway, human-resources director, called the change "a huge move" for the city and that she conservatively estimates will save more than $1-million.

Council is expected to vote Feb. 7 to authorize a $26,692 contract with Comp Management to serve as Gahanna's third-party administrator (TPA) through Dec. 31, 2012, for both the self-insurance claims and the state-fund claims Comp Management still would have to administer for the city.

Read the full story in the Feb. 3 edition of ThisWeek Rocky Fork Enterprise.