Milwaukee County wants to send employees to health insurance marketplace
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is proposing ending health insurance coverage for county employees and having them buy insurance through the new health insurance exchange.
Enrollment in insurance plans offered through the federally run health insurance exchange begins Tuesday. The exchange is an online marketplace where consumers can shop for and compare plans.
Abele's budget proposal estimates the switch could save the county at least $10 million per year. He says that's something worth considering.
Milwaukee County employs 4,400 people.