West Jordan • The City Council voted unanimously in favor of a measure to budget an extra $200,000 to pay for city employee insurance in the face of rising premium rates.
Premium rates increased 8.7 percent since last year, and West Jordan wants to pick up the tab for its employees.
Currently, West Jordan offers two insurance plans for employees, both a traditional and a high-deductible option. The traditional option will be kept at a 50-50 pay match between the city and the insurance holders. The high-deductible plan will have a 90-10 split for family plans and a 100 percent city payment for single plans.