School Districts May Have To Pay More To Bail Out Employee Insurance Plan
Statewide Temporary Fix Will Cost $58 Million In 2014
Posted: October 1, 2013 at 1:36 a.m.
Insurance premiums for public school employees will go up in 2014 and eventually could require school districts to pay more money to help them foot the bill, a state senator told a group of Fayetteville High School teachers Monday.
At A Glance
The state Senate will meet informally in a caucus Friday to consider the next step for the public school employees insurance program that could see premiums increase by as much as 50 percent on Jan. 1, Sen. Uvalde Lindsey said. Lindsey said a draft bill may be ready and a plan developed to patch the situation for 2014. If a consultant was hired now to overhaul the system, changes could be considered in the 2015 general legislative session, Lindsey said.
Source: Staff Report
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