City of Industry Pays Double the State Average for Public Employees’ Health Benefits, Data Show
The city of Industry paid an average of $42,770 per employee for health benefits in 2014 -- more than double the state average for the cost of such benefits for public workers, according to data released by Transparent California. Nadereh Pourat, director of research for UCLA's Center for Health Policy Research, said the findings are "very odd," adding, "It boggles the mind, I don't know what that money could be spent on." City Manager Paul Philips said city staff will review the costs, but he questioned the accuracy of Transparent California's numbers.
- "City of Industry Pays 'Astronomical' Costs for Employee Health Insurance" (Henry/Kimitch, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 1/9).