Phased increase for their share of the cost begins in January
The premiums that Terrebonne Parish Consolidated government employees' pay for health insurance will increase by 5 percent over the next three years.
The Courier reports the measure was approved by the Parish Council earlier this month following a public hearing. The increase goes into effect beginning Jan. 1.
Under the new plan, employees' share will increase from about 2 percent the first year and go up each consecutive year until the total goes from the 15 percent paid in 2012 to 20 percent.
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