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State health insurance premiums going up

January 18, 2007

Albany-  It's been just over a year since Georgia changed its state health care provider and now health insurance premiums for state workers are expected to increase by 10 percent. 

The proposed increase was announced at a joint meeting of the House and Senate appropriations committees.

The Governor has proposed putting 176 million dollars into the state health benefit program to help cover some of the costs, but school district's will have to make up the rest. 

"Generally the state provides a large percent of the increase through the Quality Basic Education Grant, and I'm not expecting anything other than that to occur at this time," said Robert Lloyd, Exec. Director Business and Operations. 

School District should know more about how they may be affected after more numbers are released from the Capitol tomorrow and over the next two months.

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