DES MOINES, Iowa, July 2 -- Gov. Terry Branstad, R-Iowa, has issued the following news release:
Gov. Terry Branstad today signed Executive Order 78, which allows state workers to voluntarily pay 20 percent of their health care insurance premium.
According to the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), 88 percent of state workers do not contribute anything toward their health insurance premium, and in total, Iowa taxpayers fund 97 cents of every one dollar spent on health care premiums.
The Executive Order is found here: https://governor.iowa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/EO-78.pdf
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