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Claims: Catastrophe Response during a Pandemic, Part 4

July 01, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part four of a four-part series on catastrophe response during a pandemic. The third article in the series covered law enforcement and emergency response.

Reach the Beach! June 8–Aug. 2

June 29, 2020|

Make your way to the beach where the sun smiles for miles in Reach the Beach!

Reach the Beach! June 8–Aug. 2

June 29, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Make your way to the beach where the sun smiles for miles in Reach the Beach!

New Telehealth Musculoskeletal & Pain Management Benefit: Airrosti Remote Recovery

June 29, 2020|

Airrosti has a proven track record of diagnosing and resolving musculoskeletal conditions, including neck and back pain, tendonitis, muscle pulls, and more. Now, Airrosti’s provider expertise is available through a convenient, affordable, and effective digital solution.

New Telehealth Musculoskeletal & Pain Management Benefit: Airrosti Remote Recovery

June 29, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Airrosti has a proven track record of diagnosing and resolving musculoskeletal conditions, including neck and back pain, tendonitis, muscle pulls, and more. Now, Airrosti's provider expertise is available through a convenient, affordable, and effective digital solution.

New Weight Loss Program: Omada

June 29, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County is excited to announce a new health program called Omada that we’re offering at no cost to members and their covered adult family members enrolled in our Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and are at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease.

New Weight Loss Program: Omada

June 29, 2020|

Healthy County is excited to announce a new health program called Omada® — a digital lifestyle change program that can help you lose weight, feel fantastic, and develop long-term healthy habits.

New Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Program: Livongo

June 29, 2020|

Healthy County is excited to announce a new diabetes and high blood pressure program called Livongo that we’re offering at no cost to members and their covered family members 13 and older enrolled in our Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

New Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Program: Livongo

June 29, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County is excited to announce a new diabetes and high blood pressure program called Livongo, which we're offering at no cost to members and their covered family members age 13 and older enrolled in our Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

TAC Surveying Counties on Costs of Unfunded Mandates Ahead of Next Legislative Session

June 26, 2020| Legislative News

On June 9, the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) sent the 2020 Unfunded Mandates Survey to county auditors and, in those counties that do not have auditors, to county treasurers. The survey asks about county expenditures from unfunded and underfunded mandates.

Governor Pauses Reopening Texas Plans

June 26, 2020| Legislative News

The following information, based on instructions from all of Gov. Abbott’s current executive orders, is valid as of noon, June 26.

July Runoff Elections Set Stage for November

June 26, 2020| Legislative News

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 primary runoff and general elections will be unprecedented. Adhering to health and safety standards poses challenges, but county election officials are up to the task.

2020 TAC Legislative Conference Goes Virtual

June 26, 2020| Legislative News

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of our members. In responding to calls for slowing the spread of COVID-19, we have transformed the 2020 TAC Legislative Conference, scheduled for Aug. 26-28 in Austin, into a virtual event.

Nearly $1.2B Available for Mitigation Projects

June 26, 2020| Legislative News

The application process is underway for the first round of funds available for eligible mitigation projects to protect Texas communities hit by Hurricane Harvey and severe flooding in 2015 and 2016.

Updated Truth-in-Taxation Forms Released

June 26, 2020| Legislative News

The long-awaited updates to the Truth-in-Taxation (TNT) forms have been issued by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Five Percent Biennial Reduction Plans Target Funding for Grants to Local Governments

June 26, 2020| Legislative News

The Legislative Budget Board has provided additional guidance about plans to reduce the state budget for the current biennium.

216 Counties Eligible for the County Transportation Infrastructure Fund

June 26, 2020| Legislative News

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has verified 216 counties will be eligible to access $250 million in the County Transportation Infrastructure Fund (CTIF) grant program.

AG Opinions and Requests

June 26, 2020| Legislative News

TAC has highlighted recent Attorney General Opinions and Requests for Opinions of interest to counties.

Law Enforcement and Emergency Response: Catastrophe Response during a Pandemic, Part 3

June 24, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part three of a four-part series on catastrophe response during a pandemic. The second article examined human resources considerations.

Willacy County Deputy Uses TAC RMP-funded Safety Equipment to Help Accident Victim

June 23, 2020| Risk Management News

A Willacy County sheriff's deputy used safety equipment purchased through the TAC Risk Management Pool's (TAC RMP) 2019 Safety Equipment Program (SEP) to save a county resident's life in April.

Executive Director's Report

June 22, 2020| TAC News

'Virtual' is the word of the season for TAC

TAC HEBP and TAC RMP ship PPE to members

June 22, 2020| TAC News

Pools track down gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and masks


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