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Spartanburg Co. Council Revisiting Employee Healthcare Costs

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Once again Spartanburg County Council is considering changes to county employee health benefits in an effort to save tax payers money. Once again Spartanburg County Council is considering changes to county employee health benefits in an effort to save tax payers money.
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -

Monday night Spartanburg County Council voted 5-2 to move forward with the plan to enroll county workers in the state insurance plan.

County leaders say it is the best way to avoid layoffs, budget cuts and tax increases.  

The state plan isn't perfect. It leaves the county $500,000 over budget. Costs and deductibles also increase for county employees.

But the state plan could save the county one million in costs.

"Is it the best plan? No. The plan that we currently have is the best plan, but like I said, we can't afford it," said county councilman David Britt. 

Councilwoman Jane Hall and Councilman Michael Brown voted against using the state plan.

Currently there are more than 240,000 employees across the state enrolled in the state plan.


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