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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany City employees may have to pay more for health insurance next year.

Tuesday, city commissioners will consider raising the rates employees contribute.  Assistant City Manager Wes Smith says the most prudent thing to do regarding health insurance, is to raise rates minimally rather than wait and raise them drastically at one time.  

 "It's best for us to make sure small incremental move each year than it is for us to take a big move in a future year if we were to have a large claim or something of that nature," said Smith.

At most, employees will pay five dollars more per pay period with the increase. If there is no increase this year, they face more than a seven percent increase for 2011.

City commissioners will discuss raising the rates employees pay tomorrow.

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