In January 2010, Michael Van Beek, director of education policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, unveiled a database containing health insurance information for more than 500 Michigan school districts. This resource includes plan providers, plan titles, monthly premium costs, employee contributions and number of enrollees.

Van Beek says the online database is a good resource for districts seeking to find ways to save money on health insurance, as they can now see how other schools of similar size or region are paying for their health insurance.

Read the news release, or explore the database.