The city of Galt has not been spared as health insurance costs continue to escalate. Under its vision provider, Vision Service Plan, the city is looking at a 5-percent increase and a 24-percent increase for dental insurance from United Concordia. That rate has not increased since 2010, according to city staff.
The city council on Tuesday is expected to approve the contract for vision and dental. It is expected to cost the city a combined $16,500 for the fiscal year through June 2013.