By: Diane Benjamin
Some months ago a presentation at a Bloomington City Council meeting talked about the ObamaCare Luxury Tax and how the City might be hit with HIGH penalties. Some of the aldermen had never heard of it.
From this link: money.cnn.com/2015/12/18/news/economy/obamacare-cadillac-tax/
I knew, just because the presenter brought it up, that Bloomington employees had healthcare plans in this category.
2 meetings ago Alderman Fruin made a comment about “some people” think the City plan is gold-plated, “true or not”, so I decided to get the facts.
I did a Freedom of Information Request for non-union healthcare plan summaries. Non-union plans tend to follow the union plans or employees wouldn’t think it wasn’t fair. These employees have two plans to pick from. I received these three documents:
From these I created a chart including my plan and one from a reader. I tried to compare apples to apples. The two City plans and mine are for more than just the employee, the reader’s plan is just for one person.
All these items are pretty easy to get information on. I’d like to add to the data, comment below or email me with what you plan entails. ([email protected])
Just the first two lines show government employees are getting Gold-Plated benefits. They also get a pension your employer may have cut years ago.
How did government get out of balance with the private sector?
Past leaders weren’t spending their own money!