Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:08 AM by AP
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish government has paid 100 percent of the health insurance premiums and deductibles for its employees and their families for years, but that may be about to change.
Parish President Layton Ricks says he wants to raise workers' salaries and give them some responsibility for paying their insurance premiums.
Some council members say they think the parish will lose good workers who have long labored for low wages to gain insurance benefits for their families.
Ricks says an administration proposal that will go before the Parish Council on Monday night would reduce the amount the parish would pay for workers' families and would pay only the first half of the deductible for workers and their families.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com