DOA officials defend guv’s budget to JFC as agency briefings kick off

DOA Secretary Scott Neitzel today defended the guv’s call to move state employees to a self-insurance model as Joint Finance Committee members raise concerns the projected savings will not materialize.
Neitzel, who was first to testify before the committee as three days of agency briefings kick off, acknowledged some state employees may have to switch providers if the self-insurance approach is approved.
Still, he said any disruptions would be minimal. Neitzel also defended the savings projections, saying they’re based on requests for proposal that had been sent out. Those, he said, are more r...

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