Bibb commissioners move to lower retirees’ insurance costs | Politics | Macon.com

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Oct

Bibb commissioners move to lower retirees’ insurance costs | Politics | Macon.com

Bibb County commissioners want the new Macon-Bibb County government to take on a larger share of retirees’ health insurance costs than a consolidation task force’s consultants recommend.

Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday night to keep employees’ premium payments at the level recommended by the task force, but also to reset retirees’ health insurance to those same rates. The task force consultants recommended that retirees pay a higher share. The change will cost about $150,000 a year.

County retirees and county employees would still pay more for health insurance than they do under the current county plans. Insurance consultants and human resources officials said county retirees and employees had been paying about 10 percent of the cost of their health care insurance.

Under the task force’s plan, retirees in the new consolidated government would pay about 35 percent of their insurance, while employees would pay about 30 percent.

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