Cameron raises concerns about state worker insurance self-funding proposal

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Idaho Department of Insurance Director Dean Cameron is raising major concerns about a consultant’s recommendation that Idaho switch to self-funding for the health insurance plan that covers thousands of state employees. “This is a very difficult, complex, complicated issue,” he told the Legislature’s interim committee on state employee group insurance and benefits this afternoon. “I appreciate the difficulty in the decision of trying to do what’s best for the state of Idaho in the pocketbook and the taxpayer, as well as doing what’s best for state employees. Also as an employer, as someone who’s hiring and trying to attract and retain good people, the importance of having a good benefit package has been paramount, particularly given our...

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