County to see insurance cost increase


Humboldt County secondary road workers unearthed rotting steel and an old buried box culvert and headwall along the edge of Quebec Avenue, north of 170th Street, west of Hardy. Humboldt County Engineer Ben Loots said the infrastructure was probably buried under the gravel road sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s. He said county maps showed no indication of the drainage structure. The portion of Quebec north of 170th Street is closed while repairs are being made. Submitted photo.

By KENT THOMPSON
Humboldt County will be seeing a 46 percent jump in its general (non-health related) insurance costs in fiscal 2022-23. The new fiscal year begins this Friday, July 1.
Scott Curran with the Abens, Marty, Curran Agency was the bearer of the bad news on Monday during the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors regular weekly meeting.
Abens, Marty, Curran is the county’s insurance agency for property, equipment, crime, business auto, commercial general liability for public officials’ and law enforcement and worker’s compensation claims.
It is the final category, worker’s compensation, where the county is seeing the biggest premium increase and the majority of the $79,371 premium increase from the current fiscal year.

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