Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Public Employee Health Insurance Costs (!!!)

You prolly should be sitting down before you read further.

And if appropriate, have oxygen and a defibrillator handy.

HCTrends, a health-care consulting outfit, ran a study of SE Wisconsin (7-county) health-insurance costs, comparing private-sector, private-sector-unionized, school-district, and State of Wisconsin health-insurance costs.

We all know that "teachers' union" health-plans are expensive. But what we didn't know is that the State of Wisconsin (family) health-plan is even MORE expensive in SE Wisconsin.

$1,719/month for teachers v. $1,750/month for State employees, (family plan.)

If you think that's a lot of money, compare:

Average private-sector UNION-SHOP family-plan insurance cost/month: $1,416.00

Average private-sector NON-UNION family-plan insurance cost/month: $1,292.00

When even the Teamsters' Union cannot get the bennies of the State employees, you know something's wrong....

HT: P-Mac

1 comment:

RAG said...

Numbers are low. Almost $24K in SE Wisconsin for family plan (forced HMO). $18K in Dane County. Something is fishy.