Bloomington: Employee benefits compared

by:  Diane Benjamin

Being a CPA, I like numbers.  Frequently they reveal interesting things.  Here’s my latest:

The information listed about employees is now really good on both the Champaign and Bloomington websites – thanks to the Illinois Policy Institute.  All expenses per employee are listed, so I decided to see how much Bloomington pays for employee healthcare compared to Champaign.

I took the BASE pay of every employee COVERED by insurance, and then how much insurance costs each city for these employees.  Champaign has their Library employees listed separately, so I had to add them to the other employees.  Here’s what I found:

Insur2What insurance does Champaign have?  I have no idea, but insurance is going to keep rising.  Almost $1,000,000 per year difference is worth investigating.

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