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By Rachel Pleasant
Polk County Public Schools 

Polk Schools Health Plan Will Become Solvent Three Years Ahead of Schedule


Last updated 5/13/2020 at 3:48pm

Polk County Public Schools' self-funded health plan is on track to become solvent in 2020 - three years ahead of schedule.

"Every PCPS employee should be very proud of what we have achieved, because we did it together," said Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd. "We were facing multimillion-dollar shortfalls. The district and the unions took action together, and because we did, the health plan is healthier than it's been in a long time."

The work done to stabilize the health plan means that, for the foreseeable future, employees will not incur any additional costs for coverage.

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