CENTERBURG — Village Council gave a third reading to an ordinance authorizing renewal of health insurance for full-time village employees Monday night, and was advised of larger-than-expected rate increases that are widely anticipated.
The ordinance was tabled in September to provide more time to evaluate options while coverage for October was obtained on a month-to-month basis. Village Clerk Teri James reported that an increase of about 20 percent appears favorable compared to reports from other municipalities of 40 to 50 percent increases. She said quotes in that range are being attributed to providers’ cost expectations after full implementation of the landmark Affordable Care Act passed by Congress three years ago.
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