Whitehall saves by switching to high-deductible health plan

WHITEHALL, Mich. – The Whitehall teachers union and the Whitehall school board have agreed upon a new contract, according to MLive.

The new contract will freeze wages, suspend teacher “step” salary increases, and switch teachers to a high-deductible health plan, MLive reports.

Whitehall Superintendent Jerry McDowell told MLive that the health insurance change will save the district $300,000.

SOURCE: MLive, “Whitehall teachers contract includes ‘high deductible’ insurance, wage freeze,” Aug. 25, 2012
FURTHER READING: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Affordable HSA Insurance Growing," Aug. 1, 2012