KINGMAN, Ariz. — Red-faced Mohave County officials said an oversight had 15
county employees pay for life insurance without actually being enrolled for the
According to the Kingman Daily Miner, officials
disclosed the oversight to the county Board of Supervisors last week.
The director of human resources, Ray Osuna, said 15 employees signed up for the benefits
and had money withdrawn from their paychecks for up to 10 years.
He said it
appears the county never submitted the enrollment paperwork to the insurance
John Timko, finance director, said the error could have been caught by checking
the insurers’ invoices but wasn’t.
Timko said the county either can put the policies in place back to the workers’
signup dates or return the $27,000 of premiums paid by the workers.