Municipalities and School Districts Working Towards a More Cost Effective Health Care Solution

December 12, 2013

[Wausau, Wisc…] Local municipalities and school districts in Marathon County are working together to cut the costs of health care for employees, while still saving money for the taxpayers. The two groups are working on a plan to unite under one health care insurance company for all public employees.

Mary Jim Tipple of Wausau is quoted saying, “We need to have the highest services for the lowest possible cost. As revenues go down, and expenses go up, healthcare is a big expense for the city of Wausau.”

With an expected taxpayer bill of $5 million for the 2014 budget, the group has significant buying power. In joining together, they are hoping to find the best plan for the best price starting by January 2015.

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