Health Care Benefits Go Up for Vote in Two California City Councils
On Tuesday, the Redding City Council voted unanimously to eliminate health insurance benefits for retired city council members, the Redding Record-Searchlight reports.
Under the benefit, the city paid half the cost of the health benefits package for retired council members who served more than one term.
A council report indicated that eliminating the benefits would save the city about $8,000 per retired member annually.
The city faces $94 million in retiree health care benefit costs over the next 30 years (Mobley, Redding Record-Searchlight, 12/3).
On Monday, Mission Viejo City Council members voted 3-2 to reject a proposal to eliminate lifetime medical benefits for its members, the Orange County Register reports.The council voted to eliminate the benefits in May, but it was reinstated last month (Baguio, Orange County Register, 12/1). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.