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.
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.