Due to the diligence of Saline County officials, county employees won’t have to pay as much of a premium hike as was originally expected– as much as 30 percent late last year.
After opening health-care bids from providers during session on Tuesday, February 6, commissioners reconvened and selected a plan from Aetna Healthcare. Presiding Commissioner Kile Guthrey Jr. read part of a letter from Clerk Debbie Russell during the commission meeting on Tuesday, February 13.
He said the monthly premium rate is $560 per employee, but the county will foot the bill on more of the premium than it has in the past.
Guthrey said premium payments of $77.50 will be deducted from each employee’s paycheck on a twice-monthly basis to cover their part of the premium.
According to the commissioners, the new rates and health-care plan will be good for a year beginning on March 1.