Piecemeal insurance plan is costing Mississippi state employees

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The method of coverage used for those workers has fragmented contracts that are more expensive. According to a recent report by The Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi, if all state employees were to receive supplemental coverage on their insurance plans, they would likely receive better benefits while paying less for them. At the moment, the contracts for insurance coverage are spread out among over 100 state agencies and school districts. At the moment, the state doesn’t require competitive bidding to occur for insurance plans, nor are proposals for the best price or…

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Lawmakers in Michigan to pay more for health insurance come October

Michigan legislators will be paying more for health insurance beginning in October, according to House Speaker Jase Bolger. This change is accompanied by a bill before the Legislature which will require state employees to pay up to 20% of their insurance costs. The move comes as an attempt to take control of the costs in every level of government as well as embolden the state’s insurance industry by injecting money from public officials. Until now, legislator’s health insurance has been bought with taxes. Given the tumultuous economy, taxpayers have been…

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