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Jury to look at insurance costs

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“There is some thinking that perhaps some people take the coverage because the Jury pays it all,” Assistant Parish Administrator Dennis Woodward said. “They might have other insurance where their spouse works. We think that by having them contribute 10 percent of the cost, it will eliminate those who don’t really need the insurance.”

The 10 percent contribution by employees would amount to approximately $26 per employee, per payment period. The start date for when the employee contribution would take place, if passed, would be determined later.

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