Benefits Overview on BOE Agenda
The Paulding County School System will give a presentation on the fiscal year 2013 benefits overview at the Board of Education's meeting tonight.
Paulding County Board of Education members are expected to hear an overview on the school system's benefits for fiscal year 2013 at its meeting tonight.
The board was told in September that employees would be looking at higher health insurance costs next year due to the school system cutting its subsidy toward employee premiums and increases from the state health benefit plan.
Because of the district's cut to its subsidy to employees' insurance, coupled with increased state rates, employees will see payment increases as high as 768 percent, with single employees hit the hardest. Single employees with the Wellness United Healthcare HMO plan will see their monthly payment increases ranging from $65.64 to $139.38 while those with the Wellness United Healthcare high deductible plan will see their payments jump from $9.62 to $83.54.
Employees with family coverage will see payment increases ranging from 56 percent to 86 percent when both state and district changes are factored in. For example, employees with the Wellness United Healthcare HMO will see monthly payments increase from $259.94 to $413.86 while those with the Wellness United Healthcare high deductible plan will see their monthly payments jump from $177.50 to $331.48.
The Board of Education meets tonight at 6:15 at the central office.