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Health Insurance Costs

DOUG ROSS: Commissioners want to burden public, not workers

DOUG ROSS: Commissioners want to burden public, not workers

If this were Porter County's version of "Sesame Street," I'd be singing, "One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just isn't the same."

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Insurance costs rising, regardless of who pays

GUEST COMMENTARY: Insurance costs rising, regardless of who pays

When Indiana recently announced individual health insurance costs in Indiana will rise 72 percent on average because of new Affordable Care Act requirements, an immediate outcry followed from some ACA supporters, who accused the Department of Insurance of misrepresenting these numbers in a d…

August 06, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Look at all costs for new Portage courthouse

Porter County is talking about building a new courthouse in downtown Portage to replace the existing one on Willowcreek Road. But is this a smart move for the county?

June 16, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo sewer, water rate hikes could be coming

VALPARAISO | With the loss of a major revenue source and an estimated $600,000 in added employee health insurance costs, the city's Utilities Board is expected to seek rate increases for both sewer and water in 2013.

November 14, 2012 4:44 pm

Portage employees have until week's end to decide on early retirement

PORTAGE | The 10 city employees eligible to take the city's early retirement offer have until the end of the week to make the decision.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Take part-time elected officials off county insurance plan

GUEST COMMENTARY: Take part-time elected officials off county insurance plan

Earlier this year, several members of our Porter County Council recommended reviewing the growing cost associated to our county’s health insurance program.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am

Lake Council delays vote on public defenders' insurance

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members will wait at least a month before a contentious vote on whether to kick more than 50 lawyers off a publicly financed health insurance program.

February 09, 2012 8:30 pm

EDITORIAL: A big splash in the insurance pool

Officials in Lake and Porter counties are looking at the cost of health insurance and trying to figure out how to solve the looming problems. A mirror might help, but it isn't the only answer.

February 05, 2012 12:00 am
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