To: City of Windom Employees
From: Chelsie Carlson
Windom was given a 29% premium increase for 2018 Health Insurance. This jump is based on claim history, medical inflation, and features of the plan we offer. This premium increase will have a significant impact to the 2018 Budget for the City as well as a significant impact to employee cost of health insurance for 2018.
To give employees more affordable options and lesson this impact, we have asked BCBS to provide quotes for other plans and cost reducing variations to plans. We will share that information as it is received.
To explain the additional health plan options we have scheduled employee informational meetings on September 11th at the Community Center from 1:30 PM -2:30 PM and 3:00 PM-4:00 PM. A representative from BCBS will be present be explain the options and answer any questions. Please plan to attend one of these sessions.
The IBEW Union will also have a meeting September 11th after 5:00 PM at the Community Center.