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Employees to Protest Insurance Costs

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Hinds County employees plan to protest the board of supervisor's choice of a health insurance plan for the county.
Employees are being urged to make Monday's meeting to voice their concerns over a policy approved Oct. 1 that will lower their current five-thousand dollars deductible to either five-hundred dollars or one-thousand dollars but will raise their monthly premium for a single employee by one-hundred dollars.
Of the five supervisors, only Supervisor and board president Robert Graham voted against the policy. He says will raise the monthly premium per single employee to $173 and to a much higher amount for employees who also insure children and spouses.
The board voted to continue the county's health insurance contract with United Healthcare.