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Looking at insurance hikes, Crow Wing County seeks to cut costs

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Trends in health insurance may have employers moving away from covering families.

Tami Laska, Crow Wing County human resources director, reported recent input on health insurance trends. Employers may move to covering a worker only or adding children but not spouses who can be covered by their own workplace or on an exchange. It’s all in effort to reduce costs.


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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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