retiree health care

WMUK News
1:21 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioners Vote to Change Retiree Benefits

The Kalamazoo County Commission voted on the retiree system changes at its Feb. 4 meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Surprise and relief: several Kalamazoo County commissioners expressed those feelings Tuesday night after the commission unanimously approved changes to the county’s retiree benefit system.

The plan – a compromise worked out over several weeks of intense discussions – is meant to close a projected $63 million funding gap in the county’s eventual medical liability.

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8:32 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioners approve changes to retiree benefits

Lead in text: 
Health care premium percentage paid by retirees will go up to 20% in 2016. The savings will be placed in a trust fund
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - It took a significant amount of discussion to reach this point, but the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners took steps Tuesday night to help ensure its legacy costs remain in check.
7:34 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Bridge Magazine examines how Portage has no unfunded pension or retiree health care debt

Lead in text: 
Kalamazoo faces challenge of paying for retiree health care
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: The Center for Michigan
KALAMAZOO/PORTAGE - A quick drive through Kalamazoo and its bordering neighbor to the south, Portage, reveals some obvious differences. Others are less so. Kalamazoo, older and more ethnically diverse, has its share of historic downtown buildings, a mix of vintage and blue-collar neighborhoods and the campus of Western Michigan University.