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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 14:07

Sandusky City Council talks healthcare

(SANDUSKY) -- The Sandusky City Council met Monday night and unanimously voted to adopt an 80/20 cost sharing model for the city's 2014 employee health care plans. The Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act of 2011 placed limits on the amount a public employer can pay for employee's medical plans. The city of Sandusky had three options: adopt the 80/20 cost sharing plan, place a hardcap on costs, or to opt out entirely. City Manager Dave Faber reccommended the board adopt the 80/20 model, stating that it is the best option and will provide shared benefits for employees. He added that the fees for a hardcap model are quite expensive. The 80/20 plan will go into effect on July 1st, 2014, and will last for one year. After that year, the city can review the plan and decide what they want to do next. In other business, council members voted to renew Chase Bank, Exchange State Bank, and Eastern Michigan Bank as the city of Sandusky's depositories.