Governor Bentley Proposes New Insurance Plan for Teachers

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By Alabama News Network

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley .is setting up a new health insurance plan for Alabama's education employees.

Many of those employees had relied on the Alabama Education Association..or other groups for health coverage.

A bill paving the way for the new plan failed to get through the state legislature for three years until the Republican majority approved it this  year.

The governor says the new program is being run in-house by the state like the state employees' coverage.

It went into effect on July 1st.

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