If single payers will eventually pay out of pocket, will family rates also increase?

If, as predicted, single payers will eventually pay out of pocket due to rising costs (I assume that's the reason. If it isn't the reason, then why would single payers eventually pay out of pocket?) then will family rates also increase? Will they increase at the same rate? Or will single payers only increase to catch up with the out-of-pocket expense that families have?

ANSWER

Under the current CalPERS structure, 2-Party and Family payers currently pay out of pocket. These cost are expected to increase as well. Currently 2 plans offered to Single payers exceed the District contribution when including the vision and dental plan. If the Chapter chooses to move to SISC, the District contribution would be increased to cover the cost of a Kaiser Family plan. This new funding structure will ensure Single payers have no out of pocket cost due to an increase in rates.

 

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