With health care costs on the rise, most state governments are cutting back on their share of employees’ health insurance premiums.
Oregon is not one of them. State employees and their families still receive fully paid health insurance, and continuing that benefit is a top priority for Gov. Ted Kulongoski and the state’s unions, says Susan Wilson, the state’s administrator of HR services.
“This is something that has been part of contracts for a number of years,” says Wilson. “It was really a policy decision because of the concerns of employees on the cost of health care.”
While many companies are experiencing double-digit increases in health care costs, the state of Oregon is not, Wilson says.
Contact: Susan Wilson at (503) 378-2065.
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