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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Peavey's wellness program honored after workers drop 1,000 pounds
- Pickering lists concerns over Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula
- Group, lesbian couples look to overturn state's ban on same-sex marriages
- Watkins says JRA out to block him from Farish by repaying HUD $1.5M
- Mississippi Film Studios signs contract with New Orleans company
- State renews battle over water use with city of Memphis
- Mars Food expanding Delta plant; investing $31M and adding jobs
- DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”
- Biloxi baseball project still alive but may be held for 2015