COLUMBUS The Cherokee County Commission went over the county insurance options Monday and chose to stay with the same carrier as last year.

Argo insurance will again carry the county's health insurance as well as its stoploss insurance.

According to Cherokee County Commissioner Richard Hilderbrand, stoploss insurance is "the equivalent of the deductible on your house or car."

The county increased the county's portion of that insurance from $30,000 to $35,000 this year. Hilderbrand said that is the portion the county pays on a claim before the insurance kicks in. He said it's a money saving issue.

According to Hilderbrand the county would have to pay out on nine claims before the increased deductible becomes more expensive than the last year's lower deductible.

The commission also toured the courthouse looking at windows with an eye to installing new ones.