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Smokers will pay more for health care

By Steve Herring
Published in News on July 20, 2010 1:46 PM

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Wayne County employees who choose to smoke will soon find themselves paying higher insurance premiums. Also looking at higher health costs - although not for a few more years - are those who are overweight.

County employees who are smokers, and eventually those who are overweight, can look forward to paying more out-of-pocket health care expenses than their co-workers. Starting in fiscal year 2011-12, employees who smoke will be required to accept a health...

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