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El Paso County extends health benefits for family of slain deputy

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Feb 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-18 19:09:36-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The family of a slain Colorado sheriff’s deputy will continue receiving health insurance for up to a year at no cost after county officials extended the benefits.

The Gazette reports the family of El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick would have lost coverage at the end of the month, but the county’s health plan trust board took action Thursday.

Flick died last week in a Colorado Springs shooting that left three other officers and a bystander wounded.

Deputy county administrator Nicola Sapp says the family won’t see disruptions in their benefits, and the county will pay for any out-of-pocket medical expenses through its County Employees Health Reimbursement Account.

Sapp says the family can pay to stay on the same plan for another three years after the initial year.

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