Health insurance costs to rise next year for Jasper County, employees
Taxpayers now have an idea what Jasper County employee insurance costs will be next year.
At its Tuesday, Oct. 22, meeting, the Jasper County Board of Supervisors approved next year’s health and life insurance, long-term disability and dental coverage service providers. Currently, the county pays $159,691.89 per month for its share of premiums. That amount is estimated to increase to $178,039.90 per month next year.
Robert Meller, an employee benefit consultant who negotiates on behalf of the county, said this would be an increase of 11.5 percent. He recommended the county change health insurance providers.
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