North Vernon to see break in employee’s healthcare costs

North Vernon city employees will not have to worry about an increase in health insurance costs for 2017.

The city was initially looking at a potential 14-percent increase in premiums with SIHO when the city council agreed if that increase couldn’t be lowered, it would look into other options for city employees.

The council received notification during its meeting Monday evening that SIHO has agreed to a rate hold for the coming year after reassessing the city’s needs.

The organization credited the city’s efforts to address employee wellness for its decision to eliminate the cost increase.