NPP Lawmaker Urges Toa Alta Mayor To Pay Health Insurers
SAN JUAN — Roughly 480 employees of Toa Alta could soon find themselves without healthcare insurance as the municipality owes about $1 million to the two companies in charge of coverage, stated Wednesday New Progressive Party (NPP) Rep. Ángel Rodríguez.
“Today, the municipal government owes First Medical Health Plan about $380,000, while it maintains a debt with Mapfre for more than $600,000,” the representative said.
He noted that Mapfre has already notified Toa Alta it would suspend health-insurance coverage due to the overdue bill. “On March 1, the insurer sent an official letter stating its intention to cancel all covered medical services (policy number 357828) because of the enormous debt that the administration has with them and the lack of communication that there has been with the municipality to deal with the issue,” Rodríguez added.
The NPP lawmaker is urging Toa Alta Mayor Clemente Agosto, of the Popular Democratic Party, for immediate action to guarantee municipal employees are not left without “these vital services.”