Carbon County will pay nearly $29,000 less this year on insurance to keep the county and its employees covered.
The commissioners Thursday voted to renew the 2010-2011 insurance policy with the Pennsylvania Counties Risk Pool (PCoRP) at a total cost of $357,598. This is a $28,848 decrease from last year.
Commissioner William O'Gurek, chairman, explained that the county was happy about the decrease.
"The good new is this is a decrease of almost $30,000," he said. "That's good news for us."