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City considers changing employee health insurance options

September 17, 2018

City government employees health insurance options will change if Parkview Health becomes the city’s Exclusive Provider Organization.

The city is switching from a “dual choice option” that allows employees to pick Lutheran Health Network or Parkview for health care and have those services covered by insurance, John Perlich, city spokesman, confirmed in an email today.

The move is expected to save the city $4.5 million annually, he said. 

Parkview’s plan is called Signature Care and amounts to a self-insurance plan. City employees were informed of the change today. 

It remained unclear what approvals the change would have to receive. 

rsalter@jg.net

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