Supervisors agree to absorb some of employees’ premiums
Published: October 16,2012
JACKSON — Hinds County supervisors have voted 3-2 to keep the contract approved Oct. 4 with United Healthcare and its local representative, Bottrell Insurance.
The new contract lowers employees’ health insurance deductible from a staggering $5,000 to a low of $500 but more than doubles their monthly premiums, from $73 for a single employee to $173.
The board voted yesterday to absorb about $44 of the cost per month per employee.
County administrator Carmen Davis told The Clarion-Ledger that’s possible because the county budgeted for an 8 percent increase in its share of the health insurance cost, and that cost ended up not rising. The 8 percent would equal about $44 per employee per month.
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