State board approves self-insurance recommendation

The Group Insurance Board today voted to move forward with self-insuring state employees, just hours before Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to deliver his budget address.
The GIB's recommendation, which board members approved 10-1, would need approval from the state’s Joint Finance Committee once the contracts are drawn up. GIB wants those contracts to be effective in January 2018.
The board has for months been considering a wide range of options on how to restructure health insurance programs for state employees. It decided to go with one of the more sweeping options, saying the state undertoo...

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