Snyder signs Mich. public worker health cost bill - WNEM TV 5

Snyder signs Mich. public worker health cost bill

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into a law a measure that will require many public employees with local governments and schools in Michigan to pay more for their health insurance coverage.

The new law was to be filed with the Department of State on Tuesday. Snyder signed the bill last weekend before leaving on a trade trip to Asia.

The final version of the bill was approved by the Republican-led Legislature last month.

The legislation limits the amount of money a public employer can pay toward workers' health coverage, which will raise costs for workers in some cases. The caps range from $5,500 for a single employee to $15,000 for a family.

Local governments could opt to require employees to pay 20% of their coverage instead of a cap.

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