Alabama Rejected Insurance Premium Increase

By: Danielle Eldredge Email
By: Danielle Eldredge Email

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The board that oversees health insurance
for state employees has rejected a proposed premium increase.

The State Employees Insurance Board on Wednesday turned down a
proposal by state Finance Director Bill Newton to raise the basic
premium for single coverage from $15 to $25 a month and basic
premiums for family coverage from $205 to $225. Some board members
said they don't want to raise premiums unless absolutely necessary.

The board will meet again Sept. 1 to try to develop an operating
plan for the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

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Information from: The Birmingham News,
http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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