LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)-Staying healthy and working safely is paying off for Lowndes County’s 300 employees. Lowndes County supervisors renewed the county’s health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield. The annual contract includes no increase in premiums for the county or its employees. It’s the second year the county has avoided a major jump in health insurance costs and administrators attribute that to a focus on healthy living and safety standards.