Some school district employees in South Bend are seeing higher health insurance costs as a result of a change in state law and a spike in claims.
The South Bend Community School Corporation over-hauled its health benefits this fall, in a decision that left some workers concerned.
Premiums for a single employee rose from about $150 a month up to $210, and rates for a family plan jumped from $350 to about $600.
Those in favor of the plan say workers now have incentives to shop around for health services.
The district also plans to open a clinic in the spring that will provide free primary care to covered employees.