The $1.2 billion Kentucky State Employee health plan for the next two years was released to the Interim Joint Committee of State and Local Government last Wednesday. While private sector employers are seeing an increase on average of 9% next year, the state employee plan includes no increase in employer contributions for plan year 2011 and a minimum increase of two percent for plan year 2012. The state budget approved up to a near 7% increase for 2012 if needed.
The plan, however, does have some Chamber supported savings built in including an additional $30 per month contribution by state employees and higher co-pays that are more reflective of what private sector employees pay.
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