by Kurt Hildebrand

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November 2, 2013
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County workers face health care hike

County employees are facing an average rate increase of 15.6 percent in their health insurance premiums. With initial quotes ranging from 25.8 percent to 37.3 percent increases to continue the employee’s current plan, county officials said they will have to modify insurance plans to reduce the premium increase. Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to discuss renewing the county plan on Thursday. According to a memo written by Human Resources Manager Norma Santoyo, the county sought bids from current carrier St. Mary’s, Anthem and United Healthcare. “We are unable to maintain our current plan design without a rate increase,” Santoyo said. …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 11, 2013 12:12PM Published Nov 2, 2013 01:52PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.