Stockton OKs Second Health Plan Option for City Workers
On Tuesday, the Stockton City Council unanimously approved a plan to offer city employees a second option for health care coverage through a Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Under the new Kaiser plan, a single employee would not have to pay any monthly premiums, while an employee with one dependent would pay a few dollars per month. The city would pay $281 per month. The new health plan option stems from the city's efforts to trim costs and balance its budget in part by asking employees to cover more of their health care costs. The city agreed to introduce a second option that required city workers to pay little or no premiums.
- "2nd Health Option for City Workers" (Smith, Stockton Record, 11/16).