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Health Costs Going Up For State Employees

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WASHINGTON -- Health care costs will be going up in January for state employees, teachers and retirees.

The Public Employees Benefits Board adopted higher co-payments and deductibles Wednesday on a 4-3 vote.

The Olympian reports the three no votes were from representatives of state worker and retiree groups.

About 336,000 state employees and retirees and their dependents are affected through health-insurance policies they receive through the state Health Care Authority.