Smoking state workers to pay more for insurance

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Public Employees' Benefit Board approved a change that will require state workers who smoke to pay more for optional life insurance.

 

The Standard Insurance Co. will offer different rates for smokers and nonsmokers next year, officials said at Tuesday's meeting of the PEBB board of directors.
Tobacco users' rates for optional life insurance will increase 35 percent to 45 percent, depending on their age.
People who don't use tobacco will pay 6 percent to 9 percent less for their optional life insurance.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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