Health Care Payment Cuts up for Debate in Leelanau County - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Health Care Payment Cuts up for Debate in Leelanau County

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Leelanau County is considering cutting health care payments for non-union employees who retire in the future.

Right now, the county faces a $5.8 million charge for un-funded retiree liabilities.

Last week, commissioners considered a proposal to stop making 100 dollar monthly payments toward health insurance premiums for non-union employees who retire after 10 years of service.

In its place, the county would make one-time lump sum contribution to those retirees' individual health savings accounts.

Nineteen employees would be affected.