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Lamar County could soon pay more for health insurance

Lamar County Supervisors are preparing for potentially higher county health insurance costs for 2014-15. Lamar County Supervisors are preparing for potentially higher county health insurance costs for 2014-15.
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Lamar County Supervisors are preparing for changes in health insurance which could mean more money spent on coverage for county employees. But, they said that won't mean an increase in taxes for residents or higher premiums for those employees.

Supervisors received a report earlier this week on how new taxes and fees associated with the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, could force the county to pay 10 to 15 percent more for coverage for the county's 300 employees, which would be an increase of up to $400,000 a year.

Supervisors said, at least for the time being, they won't have to pass those costs on to taxpayers or employees.

"We wouldn't be looking at any millage increase, any tax increase," said Phillip Carlisle, Dist. 4 supervisor. "We would be able to absorb that, at least for a year or two in the future and then make adjustments to compensate for it down the road," he said.

The county's healthcare policy renews on June 30.

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