The least expensive of three options to encourage employees to opt out of the Muskego-Norway School District health insurance plan won approval from the School Board on Monday night.
The district will continue to pay employees 87.4 percent of the premium for single coverage if they take insurance from the employer of a working spouse. That will come to about $6,900 next year.
The cost is sizable, but it has been shown to save money for the district, said board member Brett Hyde.
The other two options the board considered were to keep the opt-out payment at the current $8,400 or to reduce it slightly to $8,200.
The reason next year's opt-out payment would be so much smaller than this year is because the tab for health insurance will go down. That is because the schools will move to a different insurance carrier and because of changes to the health plan itself.
So, 87.4 percent of the lower premiums comes to a much lower dollar figure.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Impressive light show hidden in Muskego
- Bakery cooks up new store in Muskego
- Reservations for Waukesha County Parks start Jan. 2
- Muskego and New Berlin briefs
- Muskego gets recreation manaager
- Wine bar's success ferments its expansion
- Part of the cost of a proposed bike path on North Cape Road could be borne by the developer of the A
- Shopping center to dress up
- Former mayor pens history of Muskego
- Teens facing marijuana charges