New Health Coverage Popular, Jones Says

Some rumblings that the new health care coverage plan for Falls Church City Schools and government employees has pared back the depth of coverage for some are not true, according to Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones. In comments to the News-Press this week, Dr. Jones said the vast majority of employees of both the City and Schools are pleased with their new health care arrangements, most involving a reduction in their monthly premium obligations.

Some retired teachers have had to give up their coverage under Kaiser, but even that has been mitigated by Kaiser’s willingness to keep them on as their supplemental provider, she said. The new arrangement also provides for dental insurance which was not available before, she said.