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November 8, 2013
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Commissioners approve county health insurance plan

Commissioners voted Thursday to renew the county health insurance plan with an average rate increase of 15.6 percent to be absorbed by employees. Human Resources Manager Norma Santoyo said the recommended action “will keep the plan decent.” Commission Chairman Greg Lynn opened discussion by saying, “This is not an opportunity to engage in polemics about Obama care.” Santoyo said the proposals all exceeded Affordable Care Act requirements. “They’re good coverage plans,” she said. “Employees are picking up most of the increase.” Santoyo said she sought bids from five insurance carriers and only three responded: St. Mary’s, Anthem and United Healthcare. …

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