Healthcare Costs Rise for Marshall County

Benton, KY – Though employees won't feel the burn this year, Marshall County officials may revise their healthcare policy after medical inflation rates have sent insurance costs up twenty percent. The benefit increase could be more than 175 thousand dollars. County Judge Executive Mike Miller says officials will absorb the cost this year, but may have to offer less coverage next year. Currently, the county offers 100 percent coverage to employees and 75 percent to their families. If the rates stay high, officials may have to lower that figure slightly. The county is also starting an open enrollment initiative. All employees must register in order to receive health care coverage.