Waco – Employees moving to a lean, mean, more streamlined “consumer-driven” health plan with a $3,000 annual deductible made nearly a million dollars difference in claims costs for McLennan County during the previous budget year, according to health consultant Randy McGraw, vice president of HUB International.
Why? They know they won’t be able to afford the “Cadillac Tax” to be imposed on platinum and gold health plans by the Affordable Care Act of 2010, “Obamacare.”
In other areas, the Commissioners Court bestowed a raise on the Purchasing Director from $78.5K per year to $80.8K, to bring his salary “in parity” with other department heads, and considered hiring a private firm to serve legal process in cases not requiring a Deputy Sheriff or Constable’s services.
In a finale to the career of the last Democratic Party member to serve as a Constitutional Officer in the courthouse, the Court approved the purchase of a $7,000 paper shredder for outgoing District Clerk Karen Matkin.
One may hear an audio of discussion of the health care plan by clicking here:
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