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Harford council to vote on moving $8.3 million for retiree health benefits
Harford council to vote on moving $8.3 million for retiree health benefits

Harford County government wants to reserve another $8.3 million toward paying post-employment benefits, mainly health insurance, for future retirees. County leaders hope such allocations will start dwindling, however, as employees who started working after July 1, 2010, do not receive the same level of other post-employment benefits, or OPEB, as those who retired before that date. Legislation that would move $8,265,365 from unappropriated fund balances to the county's OPEB trust account is before the County Council. A public hearing was held on the bill held Feb. 10 and it can be voted on by the council at any time. "It should be getting smaller," County Auditor Chrystal...

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