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Analysis – State Health Plan Proposal Costs State Employees $$$

We post the official General Assembly analysis of how much the state health plan proposal is going to cost, including costs to state employees:
* In calculating savings this year and next, there are no savings projected from requiring employees who smoke or are overweight to pay more cost sharing.
* There is a $1000 increase in the out of pocket maximum to $2,750 a year, a doubling of the annual deductible to $600, and other increases like an extra $20 employees will have to pay every time they see a specialist.
* There is a nearly 16% increase in next two years in family premiums.

5 Comments

  1. Health Care Now

    March 11, 2009 at 5:02 am

    Interesting post from an insurance broker saying that they brought the mess on themselves at the Health Care Blog. Click on my name to read.

  2. Aftercancer

    March 11, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Do they not realize that people will be diagnosed with things at a far later time or do they just not care?

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  4. Karl Wuensch

    June 26, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Why should other family members pay more because one family member smokes?

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