Douglas County owes $1 million to retirees, judge rules

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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am

Douglas County owes $1 million to dozens of retired county employees who had their health premium subsidies reduced, a judge ruled this week.

Two retired deputies sued the county in 2009 after the County Board scaled back the premium subsidies that are paid to retirees until they become eligible for Medicare. The case was later expanded to include 252 employees under 65 who retired before 2010, when the new rates started.

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