Sunday, January 16, 2011

The cost of health care benefits...

According to today's Observer Dispatch article, Municipalities, unions face off over benefits:
Town Supervisor Patrick Tyksinski is trying to negotiate a wage freeze for his union employees, and wants them to contribute to their health care benefits for the first time.
We recently FOILed Health Care contracts for all non-union and union employees:

The cost to Town of New Hartford employees for Health Care [to include providing coverage for legal expenses for some employees] ....$0.

VS.


The current cost to taxpayers [to include providing coverage for legal expenses for some employees, where noted] ...

Non-Union Employees - including legal coverage [each employee per week] Policy Contract

Single.........$148.70
2-person.....$283.10
Family........$383.90

Highway - including legal coverage [each employee per week] Policy Contract

Single.........$148.70
2-person.....$285.20
Family........$387.70

Parks - Non-Bargaining - Legal Coverage Only [each employee per week] Policy Contract

Single.........$17.33
2-person.....$17.33
Family........$17.33

Parks - Bargaining Unit - including legal coverage [each employee per week] Policy Contract

Single.........$148.70
2-person.....$285.20
Family........$387.70

Police - Full Time - including legal coverage [each employee per week] Policy Contract

Single.........$148.70
2-person.....$285.20
Family........$387.70

Police - Part Time - Medical & Rx only [each employee per week] Policy Contract

Single.........$75.00
2-person.....$150.00
Family........$206.20


According to the gray sidebar in the Observer Dispatch article, of the six (6) municipalities contacted by the reporter, New Hartford is the only municipality with zero cost to employees for health care benefits.

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