County Health Insurance

Yankton County is facing a significant increase in the cost of providing health insurance to its’ employees, an increase that is coming due to the Affordable Care Act.

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Representative Julie Auch says after having been deferred last year beginning January 1st a federal health insurance tax will begin being collected.

Auch says Yankton County can expect an increase in their monthly premium of nearly two thousand dollars.

Auch says through the year 2026, the health insurance tax is expected to collect one hundred fifty-six billion dollars.