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Posted on: July 28, 2023

State Health Benefits Plan Design Committee Meets

The State Health Benefits Program Design Committee (PDC) met on July 26, 2023. They focused on the issue of rising service costs, identified as the main factor for the uptick in state health benefits expenses. 

The committee passed nine resolutions for the 2024 Plan Year including:

The committee discussed Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), specifically how municipalities utilize HRA to shift and save costs. Further discussion will likely occur at the September meeting.

An update on the Superconciliation process was discussed to highlight the outstanding issues between management and labor.

With the passage of the resolutions, the State Health Benefits Program Rate Renewal Meeting is scheduled for July 31 where, as we previously reported, it is expected that 2024 Plan Year Rates will be approved with a 7.4% increase for the Local Government Employer Group. 

Contact: Andrew LaFevre, Legislative Analyst,, 609-695-3481, x116.

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