Beaver Dam School Board Approves Insurance Plan

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam School Board Monday night approved the district’s health insurance plan for the next two years. Under the policy adopted, there would be no increase in health premium costs next school year, and no more than a seven-percent increase the following school year. The employee will be responsible for 18-percent of the premium cost, or 15-percent if they participate in an employee health-risk assessment and biometric screening. That cost is a half-percent less than the current plan. The district is presently in year-two of a similar two-year contract. Year one had no increase in premiums while this year’s increase was capped at seven-percent. Director of Business Services Anne-Marie Malkovich says the increase this year was six-percent. She says health insurance has been a major point of interest in hiring new teachers and members of the school board noted that this is a “step in the right direction.”