Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
Education, Insurance and Commerce Committees to Meet Sept. 9 to Address Spike in Costs of Teacher Health Insurance
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August 27, 2013
Senate Information Office: 501-682-5954
LITTLE ROCK - The Committees on Education and Insurance and Commerce will meet jointly on September 9 to explore methods to hold down costs of teacher health insurance.
Teachers and other school staff recently learned that their health insurance would go up as much as 50 percent, depending on which plan they chose.
Senator Jason Rapert of Conway, the chairman of the Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee, said that the chairmen of the committees would meet with the governor on September 5, in preparation for the joint meeting.
Senator Johnny Key of Mountain Home is chairman of the Senate Education Committee. Representative Tommy Wren of Melbourne chairs the House Committee on Insurance and Commerce and Representative James McLean of Batesville chairs the House Education Committee.
Representatives of the state Employee Benefits Division and the State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board will be invited to speak.
The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Room A of the Multi-Agency Complex, at 1 Capitol Mall next to the state Capitol.