New Jersey Healthcare Reforms Save Less Money Than Expected
North Jersey report.
New figures have shown that the cost of providing benefits continues to increase. Though 397,809 eligible government workers were given the option to switch to cheaper insurance plans, nearly all of them chose to stick with their current health plans and higher premiums. Gov. Chris Christie offered new choices to reduce the premium cost shared by each worker and their government employers.
Of the 309 workers who switched plans, less than 1 percent chose the highest-deductible plans, according to the report.
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