The city gets a large health insurance refund

Feb 21, 2012 Full story: Emporia Gazette

The city of Emporia has received a health insurance refund of $583,826 for 2011 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, an increase of $403,789 from the previous year.

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“Why is this so difficult?”

Since: Dec 09

timbuktu

#1 Feb 22, 2012
Since I'm not going to the Eg to read this, can anyone tell me what they do with this refund? Do they disperse it among employees that have had large medical bills this year? do they put it toward premiums for better insurance policies? How do the employees benefit from this?

“RelaxEverythingW illBeAllright”

Since: Mar 11

United States

#2 Feb 22, 2012
In rounded numbers, the city’s employees’ share of the refund is $141,117, and the city’s share is $398,776, Zimmerman said in a Feb. 17 interoffice memorandum. The library’s share of the refund is $16,936, and the Recreation Commission’s share is $26,995.

The city commission will determine how to utilize the refund during the Wednesday study session, Zimmerman said.

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