Tulsa County Employees To Pay $24K Monthly Affordable Care Act T - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

Tulsa County Employees To Pay $24K Monthly Affordable Care Act Tax

Posted: Updated:
Tulsa County Courthouse. [File] Tulsa County Courthouse. [File]
TULSA, Oklahoma -

The Tulsa County Budget Board voted to force employees to pay a new $24,000 monthly tax levied on Tulsa County by the Affordable Care Act.

The board held a special meeting last month in which Tulsa County Human Resources Director Terry Tallent explained that the ACA is levying the tax on the county's insurance plan as of January 1, 2014.

At the meeting last month, the budget board decided that the county would pay the tax for January. 

12/10/2013: Related Story: Affordable Care Act To Cost Tulsa County Extra $24K Per Month

At a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the board voted to begin passing the cost of the tax onto county employees.

An employee who is single with no dependents will pay $12 a month. An employee who insures his or her whole family will pay an extra $37 per month, according to Michael Willis, Chief Deputy County Commissioner.

The budget board is made up of the three county commissioners and the county's other five county-wide elected officials; the assessor, treasurer, clerk, court clerk and sheriff.

Also at Tuesday's meeting, the board discussed approving a pay increase at a later meeting to offset the impact on employees.

Special Features

Community Calendar

Find out what's going on around town and submit events!

Share

See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with NewsOn6.com!

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Cold Case

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Crime Tracker

    Find out what crimes are committed in your area with Crime Tracker.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

  • Turnpike Timelines

    View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.