Rigby Officials Seek Refuge From Health Insurance Premium Increase
by East Idaho News
RIGBY – Some cities that left Blue Cross of Idaho for what they hoped would be cheaper insurance premiums are now wishing they had stayed put. The Post Register reports thirty-nine cities joined the Idaho Independent Intergovernmental Authority program in March, in hopes of lower annual insurance premiums.
Instead of lower premiums, however, some cities have seen a large increase.
The city of Rigby is hoping the state will step in and declare the pool insolvent after their premiums went from under 10,000 dollars a month to over 15,000 dollars a month.
Other cities taking part in the pool include St. Anthony, Blackfoot, Ammon, Ketchum, Hailey and Stanley.