Magers told commissioners that the price the county pays for the 80 or so retirees and their spouses who get the supplemental insurance went up by around
He said the county was not expecting to see that kind of increase especially since the county's health care costs, over all, went down for the 2017 budget. Magers said the price of the
Magers said when he saw the notice of the increase from
Beall said they came up with two plans. One of those charged the same amount of increase to anyone selecting to use the
After a great deal of discussion, Magers asked Beall what she would recommend, and she said just to keep things simple, it would be best do the same things with the
Beall said it would be best to do the same thing with the
Beall said it might be that some of those people will choose to discontinue using the supplement through the county and go out to the open market to get it at better price. She explained that the might be able to do that because the county's retirees are all lumped into one group when being considered by their current plan. But if a retiree leaves and hunts for their own coverage, they would be lumped in with all of the other people of the same age seeking a new plan and that might save them money. Generally, she said, the older a person is, the more they could expect to pay for the supplemental plan.
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