The new plan goes into effect July 1.
“The changes were not real significant,” Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza said. “Some of the co-pays were raised moderately. Some of the co-pays went up a few dollars. The co-pay on prescription drugs, if you use generic, it stayed the same. If you want to use name-brand, that went up a small amount.
“It was some minor changes that we felt were not a major burden to the employees.”
Changes to the plan include:
• Employees will not have any cuts to their paycheck for individual coverage.
• Employee dependent coverage will increase in cost from $108 to $158
• PCP visit change from $15 to $20
• Specialist Visit change from $15 to $20
• Urgent Care change from $15 to $50
• Single Deductible change from $300 to $400
• Family Deductible change from $600 to $800
• In Network change from 85% to 80%
• Out of Network change from 65% to 60%
• Generic Drug $10/no change
• Preferred Brand $20 to $25
• Non Preferred Brand $20 to $40
“All in all, the changes were not that significant,” Piazza said. “They are some modest adjustments to help the city maintain the city’s health benefits for its employees for years to come.”