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Yolo County public employees get lower health care costs

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014 - 11:02 pm

CalPERS board members gave Yolo County public employees a price break of about 15 percent in health care costs this week by shifting the county’s designation from being in the Bay Area to the Sacramento region.

Sacramento-area health care costs run about 15 percent lower than those in the Bay Area for public employees covered by CalPERS, the state retirement fund.

Board members were faced with making a decision to move counties in the Sacramento region to the Bay Area designation, thereby reducing the overall cost for Bay Area health care customers. Or, they could move some Bay Area-designated counties into the region they designate as the Sacramento area.

They chose the latter for Yolo County. All other counties remain in their previously designated regions.

– Cynthia H. Craft

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Cynthia CraftCynthia H. Craft began her reporting and editing career in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from Ohio State University. She worked at a Dallas, Texas, newspaper as an editor, and then at the Los Angeles Times, as an editor and Capitol Bureau correspondent. After working as editor in chief at the California Journal, Craft went to Lima, Peru, for three years as a visiting professor of journalism at Peruana Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. She's currently The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health, a position made possible by a grant from The California Endowment.

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