State Employees

State officials discuss health insurance changes

Alabama state employee health insurance premiums up, benefits down

BY: - September 21, 2023

The State Employee Insurance Board (SEIB) Wednesday approved an increase in Alabama state employees health premiums and a decrease in benefits. The changes to the State Employee Health Insurance Program (SEHIP), which SEIB officials said were needed to address a deficit, amount to an increase of about $20 per month per member, and increases to […]

A doctor examines a patient's bandaged knee.

General Fund budget could mean shortage for state employee health insurance program

BY: - March 29, 2023

Changes to state employee premiums will hinge on how the Legislature treats Gov. Kay Ivey’s proposed budget and the response of the board overseeing it.  William Ashmore, the chief operating officer for the State Employees’ Insurance Board (SEIB), said at the board’s meeting on Tuesday that he would have liked to see the governor’s recommendation […]

The front of the Alabama State Capitol features a long marble staircase; a heavy wooden door; six columns extending three stories up, and a dome topped with the U.S. and Alabama flags. It is seen from Dexter Avenue in Montgomery, with traffic lights, cars and street signage for Perry Street visible.

How state employees can make suggestions to make things more efficient

BY: - March 27, 2023

Imagine a giant suggestion box for state employees. Then imagine there was just one idea in it.  That was the scenario the state’s Employee Suggestion Review Board faced at its quarterly meeting Monday.  And the one suggestion had to be rejected. It had neither the approval of an agency head nor a required cost estimate.  […]