• But public workers still fare better than those with private insurance
PIERRE (AP) – South Dakota's public workers receive less-generous health plans than their counterparts in most other states, but their insurance benefits are superior to other South Dakota residents who have private insurance or are enrolled in the federal marketplace, according to a study released Tuesday.
The report, which the Pew Charitable Trust bills as the first of its kind, is a comprehensive look at how states are spending money on health care for state employees. It shows the richness of the plans in each state by looking at the "actuarial value," or the average percentage of health care costs paid for by the plan.For the complete article see the 08-13-2014 issue.
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