Thursday, November 24, 2011
For the third year in a row the city will provide roughly $4.7 million in contributions to the health plan.
Employee/retiree contributions nearly doubled over the five year period, only getting a slight break in 2012.
For two years the City acted like it had empty pockets on health insurance. That wasn't true in 2010, despite Council's gross mischaracterization. In November 2011 Mayor New made a motion to take health insurance savings and buy a fire truck. While New later withdrew his motion, shifting benefit money to purchase capital items needs to be watched.
Update 12-7-11: The Standard Times ran a piece by a dependent of a city worker. Two days later, the paper published another letter.
by PEU Report/State of the Division at 10:30 PM