Sarasota News Leader

10/18/2013

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EMPLOYEES AT RISK SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF IS WORKING ON WAYS TO KEEP HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS FROM RISING A PROJECTED 60 PERCENT OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor With the Sarasota County Schools' health insurance costs predicted to rise 60 percent over the next couple of years, Superintendent Lori White has asked the district's chief financial officer, its wellness coordinator and other staff members to work as a task force to find ways to improve employee health, the School Board members learned during their Oct. 15 workshop. Image courtesy of MorgueFile.com Suzanne DuBose, the district's wellness coordinator, said during the annual update on her area of responsibility that the group held its first meeting last week. One big goal is to find funding for employee incentives to encourage them to take better care of themselves, DuBose pointed out. The district is quickly approaching the level at which 70 percent of its employees will be

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