The county's self-insurance plan that covers about 2,200 workers and their dependents was forecast to have a
That raised the prospect of higher employee contributions and higher deductibles for the workforce that includes the
The county's insurance plan was the dominant topic during the budget sessions.
By Monday's final budget hearing, staff presented a revised financing plan that generally leaves leaves employee and retiree contributions the same. Deductibles for emergency-room visits will be higher.
"We support it and can live with it," Sheriff
"It's a better proposal than last week, and we support it," union representative
However, spouses with access to their own employee insurance plan but who prefer the county plan may have to pay significantly more. Under one scenario, a married couple with two children could see their premium rise from
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