Health Insurance Contributions to Increase for Starke County Employees

Starke County employees will see an increase in their contribution for health insurance in 2012. The various increases for individual employees, those with spouses and those with families, will take effect January 1st.

Along with the increases, it was announced that wellness incentives will be built into the policy that will allow employees to reduce the amount of the increases.

There will be four levels of incentives. Those who earn less than 20 points will see no reduction, those with over 20 points can see a 1% reduction. 30 points gets the employee a 2% reduction, and over 50 points will mean a 4% reduction.

The wellness portion of the insurance coverage will begin in May of 2011.