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Birmingham City Council to Vote on Proposed Resolution to Rescind Insurance Hikes

MEDIA ADVISORY Friday, August 8, 2014
Contact: Brittany Sharp
Phone: 205-721-5369
brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL- In an effort to find a solution to the increase in rates for Birmingham city employees and retirees, councilors have asked that a resolution be added to Tuesday’s agenda that would rescind the most recent benefit changes.

During a special called meeting Thursday night, councilors discussed their options for address the rising costs. In previous years the city’s revenue was able to cover additional medical increases. But in 2014, health claims largely outweighed funds that came in to support the contributions, which added to the city’s deficit by $5.6 million.

For more information on the council’s latest actions please view this video produced by the Office of Public Information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlTJMYgw9DE&feature=youtu.be

If you have any additional questions, please contact Birmingham City Council, Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at (205) 721-5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.

Please View The Video Here: