Vermont Education Health Initiative

Confused about the debate over teacher health care contracts? Read this explainer

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.

Phil Scott: We must act now for significant savings

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.

Vermont NEA loses seat on teachers health insurance board

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.

Record number of school contracts expire in June

Health care reform deadlines are the reason so many contracts are coming due at the same time.

School health insurer hangs hopes on overhaul of offerings, rules

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.

Soares et al.: VEHI navigates volatile health insurance marketplace

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.

Health insurance premium rates for teachers to increase by 14 percent

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.

Critics say rule that would allow teachers to opt out of health care exchange is unfair

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.