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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 […]

State officials discuss health insurance changes

Alabama state employees could see increased health insurance premiums, costs

BY: - August 23, 2023

A committee of the State Employee Insurance Board (SEIB) Tuesday proposed a combination of increases in state employees’ premiums and a decrease in benefits to address a deficit, despite the board’s resistance to the changes. “It can be a combination. It could be there on the premium side – the premium increase – or it […]

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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 […]