Health insurance to rise 3.3 percent for city employees

Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said the city has received a check for $106,052 from the state Municipal Health Insurance Cooperative.

In addition, he has informed that the health care increase for 2014 will be 3.3 percent.

“We are managing the city well. Our finest financial decision was to join a health insurance cooperative. We are reducing our legacy costs. In April 2013, we received a previous check for $412,608.”

Due to keeping expenses down and adding more revenue, Campana said the 2014 general fund budget to be presented to City Council next month will reflect a zero percent tax increase.