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City of Albany workers will pay more for health insurance

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City of Albany employees will pay more for their health insurance.

City Commissioners approved an 8% increase Tuesday.

They blame a delay in the city's health clinic which is now scheduled to open around Thanksgiving.

They say the city's health plan rates are still lower than the national average.

"We have kept it well below the trend and we're really proud of that. It saves our employees money and it saves our taxpayers money, but for the trend to stay down we're going to have to get healthier," said City Finance Director Kris Newton.

The increase will take effect starting next year.

 

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