New healthcare benefits plan considered by Council

October 18, 2016

City Council approved an ordinance that ends retirement healthcare benefits for elected officials and city employees hired after January 1, 2017. Council also was presented with a new option from the administration to reduce the city's healthcare costs by replacing retirees' supplemental benefits with a monthly stipend. An option presented to Council several weeks ago would require retirees to pay the same as current city employees for supplemental benefits and to pay a surcharge for family coverage. Either option could save the city $5-6 million a year. 

Oct 17, 2016 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.