LINWOOD - Mainland Regional High School is the latest to come under scrutiny in the ongoing health benefits investigation.
Mark Marrone, superintendent of the Mainland Regional High School District, said in a statement Friday that the district received a grand jury subpoena Thursday, Aug. 10 from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office requiring the disclosure of the name, date of birth and home address of employees with certain health benefits as part of their health insurance plans. The District has submitted the requested information to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the superintendent said the district fully intends to cooperate in any investigation.
Express Scripts, Medco, and NJ Direct are the health care plans the prosecutor's office was inquiring about.
According to the district office, Mainland Regional has approximately 200 employees and at least 90 percent of them are covered by MRHS insurance plans.
Marrone did confirm that the subpoena from the ACPO is the only one the district has received to date.
The health benefits probe expanded from nearby municipalities of Margate and Ventnor and Atlantic City where subpoenas were issued in early August from Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner. Those same municipalities were served federal subpoenas in June requesting information regarding employees and benefit packages.