first_imgBelow Is An  E-Mail Message From Mayor Winnecke Regarding The Newly Amended 2017 City Employees Healthcare Plan Benefit PlanAs has been well publicized, the City of Evansville is working to address the rising costs of healthcare. Consequently, when we rolled out the proposed 2017 budget in August, we announced that there would be significant changes in the insurance plans for the new year with corresponding increases to employees.These decisions have been among the toughest I’ve made since holding office. Since the initial announcement, I’ve received many employee emails, taken phone calls, spoken to several of you individually and have had multiple discussions with City Council leadership. I am grateful for the feedback, truly.We have reduced premiums once since the initial rollout. That reduction was essentially “funded” by reducing our desired savings.After further review and input, it is clear that shifting the cost of the salary increase for non-contractual employees to help lower health insurance premiums would be of greater financial value.By taking this action, additional reductions in premiums can now be realized. The new monthly premiums, effective January 2017 on Plan 1 (the $1,000 individual deductible plan) are as follows:Employee only: $65.43Employee plus child: $124.33Employee plus spouse: $137.41Family $183.22As always, my door is always open and I appreciate your service to our City.LloydFOOTNOTE: This message is intended for all employees enrolled in the City’s Self- Funded Healthcare Plan.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more