Regional
11:04 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Health Premiums Rise For NM Retirees

New Mexico – The New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority has approved increases in the medical insurance premiums paid by retired governmental and educational workers.

The authority announced Friday the increases will average 8 percent and take effect in January 2011.

The authority offers several insurance plans and the premiums vary.

Rates for a 20-year retiree in the authority's top-of-the-line group health insurance plan will be about $216 a month. That's an increase of $16 a month.

A Medicare supplemental plan will cost about $132 a month an increase of more than $9.

The authority is an independent agency providing health care coverage for 42,000 governmental retirees, their spouses and dependents.

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Online:

Retiree Health Care Authority: http://www.nmrhca.state.nm.us/

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.