Employees of cash-strapped Pontiac schools may lose health benefits over unpaid premiums
Coverage would end July 31
Teachers and other employees of the cash-strapped Pontiac school district have been notified that they may lose coverage this year because of nearly $12 million in unpaid premiums.
The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports Aimee McKeever, president of the Pontiac Education Association union, wants the district to pay so 350 workers and their families can continue receiving health care. Coverage could end July 31.
The issue came up at Tuesday's school board meeting. District officials didn't comment about the issue after the meeting.
The debt includes $7.8 million owed to the Michigan Education Special Services Association, which is the insurance carrier for Michigan Education Association members, for the 2012 school year. There's also $3.7 million that's unpaid since January.
The district's finances are being reviewed by the state.
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