I recently attended the last Danville City Commission meeting and found it very interesting that citizens of Danville pay for health insurance for our mayor and elected commissioners.
According to the information received, the premium for our mayor and his wife is more than $6,700 per year. Commissioners Gay and Crowley have the family plan, which costs a little more than $10,400 per year, whereas Commissioner Owens has the single plan at a cost of $3,241 per year, and Commissioner Kavanaugh at just under $6,800. These total $37,618.72 per year. With the exception of Ryan Owens, all have access to insurance through their employment or spouse's employment.
I do not know of any positions where part-time employees are given such generous packages. Also, even most full-time employees share some of the burden in the cost of this expense.