Members of the Adams County Board of Supervisors said Monday they’re working to figure out a solution to the problem of unpaid retirement benefits for former Natchez Regional Medical Center employees.

One of the ideas floated to address the issue has been for the county government to cover the difference needed for employees to be credited with their retirement payments.

“We want to do it, but we have got to found out the amount of what it is,” Supervisor Mike Lazarus said.

When the county-owned hospital filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2014, one of the unsecured creditors in the filing was the Public Employees Retirement System.

After the filing, employees of the hospital learned that even though they had continued to make employee contributions to the PERS system, the hospital had not remitted the required 15 percent employer portion from November 2013 forward.

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