Group health: City takes new approach as ACA, high renewal rates limit options

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its repercussions are beginning to be felt by businesses and organizations large and small who administer group health insurance plans.
The City of Azle is no exception.
Facing a 26.6 percent increase in premiums for 2014 – partly due to ACA requirements but also partly due to high health insurance claims during 2013 –city staff researched ways to get those premiums down while still providing employees with a health insurance plan they can live with.


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