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Health insurance hikes could hurt police

April15, 2003

Albany-- Health insurance for city of Albany workers may soon cost a whole lot more.

Their premiums may jump 25 to 30 percent. Albany Police officers Edward Heath and Joseph Rizer say it'll cost them up to 400 dollars more a year because they are on the family plan.

Joseph Rizer says, "I have two children and twins on the way, its a major concern. Almost 400 dollars might not seem like a lot but it will by us a lot of diapers."

Joseph Rizer says even with his expected two percent pay raise, the steep increases in health insurance will eat that up, plus more. Police officers want the city commission to look at other health plans.

Posted at 5:40 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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