Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Darla Kimplin, a dispatcher for Kandiyohi Area Transit, is pictured Tuesday at her Willmar office. Employees with KAT are going to see a major bump in their health care insurance costs next year. The 33 percent increase comes on the heels of a 36 percent increase just one year ago. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

For KAT employees, health insurance hike takes its bite

Email

WILLMAR -- A 33 percent increase in health insurance costs will be passed onto Kandiyohi Area Transit employees, who have also been told not to expect a wage increase next year.

The rate increase comes on top of a 36 percent hike KAT experienced last year for its health insurance program.

"It's a very big jump and it's going to affect employees a lot," said Tiffany Collins, KAT transit director. "Insurance costs are definitely rising."

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
Advertisement
Advertisement