Bill Proposed To End Insurance For Former Council Members
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A metro council member has filed a bill that would end a sweetheart health insurance deal for himself, and some of his retired colleagues.
The new bill seeks to end the practice of allowing former Council members who've served two terms to keep their health insurance, partially paid for by taxpayers.
All City workers can sign up for metro health insurance, city pays 75 percent of premium, worker pays 25 percent, but only council can get this benefit after they've served two terms. For council members to receive benefits after they are no longer a councilperson, they had to have to served two terms and can continue that coverage, with only paying 25 percent.
According to the legislation it would save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. The bill was filed by council member Carter Todd .
The bill states that the health insurance deal is "not available for non-elected employees" of the city and that it costs the taxpayers approximately 300,000 dollars every year.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:04:23 GMT
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