Newark Faces ‘Astronomical' Health Insurance Hikes For City Workers

Newark is facing 'astronomical' health insurance rate hikes for its city employees, and it may bring the pain for local taxpayers, officials said F...

September 30, 2022
5:58 AM

Newark is facing 'astronomical' health insurance rate hikes for its city employees, and it may bring the pain for local taxpayers, officials said Friday. (Shutterstock)NEWARK, NJ — Newark is facing 'astronomical' health insurance rate hikes for its city employees, and it may bring the pain for local taxpayers, officials say.Based on a vote by the State Health Benefits Commission on Sept. 14, some municipal governments in New Jersey will see an estimated 23 percent health insurance rate increase, while state employees will see about a 21 percent hike.

Eric Kiefer