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State Employees See Heath Insurance Premiums Increase

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – (AP) - The State Employees' Insurance Board has approved several increases to health insurance premiums for Alabama's state government workers, requiring single employees to pay a preminum for the first time.
The board voted Wednesday to charge all active employees a
premium of $15 a month.
Employees who are also paying for family coverage will have
those premiums go up by $10 from $180 a month to $190 a month.
Smokers will pay an additional $5 a month, going from $25 to
$30, and the deductible for inpatient hospital stays are doubling
to $200.
The state will contribute an additional $30 a month for employee
insurance coverage, going from $775 to $805.