Archive for June 6th, 2010
…. that if you are a federal employee and are a taxpayer in Montgomery County, you will likely be envious of the health benefits of your counterparts who work for the county and the school system. Here’s why:
Federal employees pay around 30% of their health care premiums; county employees pay from 20 – 24%, school employees pay from 5 – 10%
Federal employees pay a hospital admission fee, deductibles, a percentage of diagnostic tests costs and surgical fees; county and school employees pay no hospital admission fee, no deductibles, no diagnostic testing costs and no surgical fees.
Federal employees pay $65 for a 90-day supply of name brand medications; county and school employees pay from $5- $10 for name brand medications ordered through the mail
Federal employees have 2 classes of health care premiums (self and family); county and school employees have 3 classes of health care premiums (Self, self+1, and family)
Federal part-time employees and county part-time employees pay a higher percentage of their health care premiums than full-time employees, school part-time employees pay the same percentage as full-time employees
FINALLY, under the new health care bill federal health care plans will not qualify for the “Cadillac Tax” but health care plans for county and school employees will!
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From the Washington Examiner of June 6, 2010:
“Salaries doubled for most Montgomery County workers between 1999 and 2009, while inflation rose 37 percent…. Montgomery County Public Schools’ tax-supported operating budget has grown by more than 75 percent in the past decade, far surpassing other county agencies. Teachers enjoy salaries 20 percent higher than their Fairfax peers.”
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