The special Medicfill plan for Delawareā€™s retirees has been extended another six months. (National Cancer Institute photo from Unsplash)

State retireesā€™ health plan extended to June, 2024

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Medicfill for Delawareā€™s retirees will remain in place until June 30, 2024, with rates to be determined in May, a key committee decided unanimously on Monday. The special plan covers retired state employees. The stateā€™s controversial idea to move them into Medicare Advantage was stopped by suit last fall from a group called Retirees Investing in Social Equity Delaware. The …

Doctor in healthcare

Benefits subcommittees examine rising costs of health care

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Two state health subcommittees focused Monday on the rising cost and utilization of health care. Those costs are the basis of predictions about how many healthcare services employees and retirees will use and are used to determine insurance premiums and more. At a joint SEBC Financial and Health Policy & Planning Subcommittee meeting Monday,Ā  Chris Giovannello of Willis Towers Watson …

Delaware state treasurer candidates

State treasurer race boils down to experience, values

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The incumbent is a former physician assistant whose office has increased state investment revenues and pushed retirement plans for those in low-wage jobs. The challenger is a financial planner who teaches at Delaware State University and advises members of the Delaware National Guard on wealth management. Neither thinks the other is a good fit for the job of Delaware state …