The new national healthcare law is being blamed for rising costs in one of the state's biggest insurance plans and Alabama teachers could be impacted.
The health insurance plan for current and retired teachers covers about 300,000 people in the state. The costs will go up by at least $75-million for fiscal year 2015.
The changes relate to new coverage requirements and increased benefits that do not require co-pays. That means the state has to pay more money.
Right now, individual coverage is $15 a month with the health insurance plan for current and retired teachers.
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