Friday, February 12, 2016
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 12/10/2013 - Updated: 2 years ago

Lucas County employees' spouses no longer covered on health plans


The Lucas County Commissioners today approved dropping the spouses of county employees from the employee health care benefit plan.

The change to the health care program, which will become effective March 1, will affect all the county's 3,200 workers, who are both unionized and not in unions. Currently, about 680 employees have a spouse listed on county health insurance.

The commissioners said discontinuing spousal coverage is projected to save a minimum of $2.3 million annually.

The amendment to the health care plan will not effect employee dependents who are eligible for the county health care benefit.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories