News Release: Associated Press News
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Many top ranked state workers including Gov. Rick Scott could continue to pay low health insurance premiums in the coming year.
The House and Senate have released initial versions of the new state budget. These spending plans would keep premiums the same for state workers.
Scott has proposed for four straight years raising the health insurance premiums paid by himself and thousands of other top employees such as elected officials like Attorney General Pam Bondi.
These employees pay only $8.34 a month in premiums for individual coverage and $30 for family coverage. Scott wanted to raise that $50 a month for individuals and $180 a month for family coverage.
State legislators themselves have started paying the higher rate, but that doesn't apply to staff members.