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Insurance Premiums

EDITORIAL: Portage finds 150 reasons to switch insurance

Portage is moving city employees to a different insurance plan instead of the city's own plan. It's a smart move that will reduce premiums for employees and the city alike.

January 03, 2014 12:00 am

Early retirements of city employees net savings

PORTAGE | The buyouts of seven city employees last year has netted the city savings.

July 03, 2013 7:47 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Expanding health care coverage is good for community

GUEST COMMENTARY: Expanding health care coverage is good for community

It’s clear that low-income, working Hoosiers without health insurance and Indiana’s economy as a whole would benefit from expanding coverage. Whether it is through the Healthy Indiana Plan or under the Medicaid provisions under health reform, we cannot wait to act.

April 18, 2013 12:00 am

It's high time government employees pay fair share

Reading that Hammond employees pay only $12.50 to $25 biweekly for health insurance for the family plan makes me sick. Why is it that government employees get such great benefits while the rest of us have to pay out the wazoo to keep our families covered?

May 14, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Resolve issues on Little Calumet, tributaries

We now face the dilemma of having spent $250 million on flood prevention construction for the Little Calumet River, just a part of the Little Calumet River basin that includes the trunk stream's tributaries — the watershed. Yet without a working system of operations and maintenance, the Litt…

March 04, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Address questions about fire territories

The rush to establish fire protection territories in Northwest Indiana is on, with at least three active proposals seeking to establish this new layer of local government. Are these proposals good for the citizens or just for the government?

February 11, 2011 12:00 am
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