Update: Proposed Increase to State Health Benefits Rates
Yesterday we advised you that the State Health Benefits Commission (SHBC) was scheduled to meet Monday via conference call for its Annual Rate Renewal meeting. We have been advised that SHBC has removed the rate hike proposal from the agenda for its meeting on Monday 7/25 for consideration at a later date.
Although we certainly appreciate the SHBC taking the time to reconsider the substantial increases, the League and the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) are urging municipalities and counties to remain in contact with the Governor’s Office and respective legislative delegation as SHBC evaluates alternative proposals to mitigate the impact on property taxpayers and public employees.
Thank you as always for your time and consideration, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Contact: Lori Buckelew, Deputy Executive Director & Director of Government Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481, x112.