Smoking Could Cost Midland County Employees More Money

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - All Midland County workers will have to kick their smoking habits or else their health insurance rates are going up.

In April, employees that smoke could wind up paying more for the health insurance premiums.

Depending on your plan you could end up forking over $28 to $50 more.

Right now, more than 500 employees are covered under the current insurance plan.

If your spouse is a smoker and under the plan, they could also cause your plan to increase.

In the next six months, all employees will have to undergo a health risk assessment.