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Commission votes to absorb increased insurance costs

Commission approves paying health insurance premium increase in 2-1 vote

At their weekly business meeting Thursday, the Hill County Commission voted 2-1 to absorb a recent 6.5 percent increase in county employee health insurance rates by raising the county’s contribution to employee plans, which was the recommendation of the county’s insurance committee, as well as that of several county employees.

The rate increase came from the Montana Association of Counties which provides Hill County employees with health insurance, and committee members have been pushing the commission to absorb it so county employees don’t need to.

Hill County commissioners Mark Pe...


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