News Release — Gov. Phil Scott June 21, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Kelley 802-828-6403 [email protected] STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ON THE CLOSE OF THE 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION Governor commends the passage of a state budget that does not raise taxes, fees or property tax rates Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following […]
An important feature of the VEHI plans are Health Savings Accounts or Health Reimbursement Accounts that would be used to defray out of pocket costs for teachers.
We can save up to $26 million per year while preserving high quality health care coverage for school employees, and without asking them to pay more.
The membership of the Vermont Education Health Initiative voted Friday to replace the president of the Vermont NEA with the director of the Vermont School Boards Association.
Health care reform deadlines are the reason so many contracts are coming due at the same time.
The Vermont Education Health Initiative covers more than 42,000 education employees, retirees and their families. VEHI will soon be offering four new benefit plans with lower premiums for school districts and higher out-of-pocket costs for school employees.
To the contrary: we are not opposed to the mandates and assessments, and we are not opposed to health care reform. But, just like everybody else, we are adjusting to the evolution of a new private insurance market.
Higher insurance premiums will put pressure on school district budgets at a time when the Shumlin administration has asked school board members to constrain increases in spending.
Sen. Vince Illuzzi said he is concerned that large businesses will have a wider variety of plans to choose from while choices for small businesses will be limited.