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Firefighter Mitsch serves on a new health care benefits committee created a month ago by the Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters, an organization that represents firefighters at the state capitol. Pension funds traditionally pay higher rates, said Dale Bradford of the Scheller Bradford Group, an employee benefits broker and health care consulting firm in Anderson Township. "They have older people and more sickness,'' Bradford said. "When you have people who are in their 60s, they're going to be more expensive to cover than people in their 20s.''


If you want to get estimate value of your real estate properties kindly contact us to get best and skilled property valuers and get property appraisal report from Valuations QLD. The retirement system is much smaller than Ohio's and now covers about 3,483 retired police officers, firefighters, emergency medical and jailers through a fund that has assets of about $1.1 billion, We're covered now and I'm not ready to say that we have a crisis,'' said Bill Hanes, executive director of the Kentucky Retirement System. "But there is concern about the future viability of the program.''

In Kentucky, retired police officers and firefighters don't make any out-of-pocket contributions toward health care coverage. Retiree health insurance that costs the Kentucky Retirement System $269 for an individual or $606 monthly for the retiree and his or her family. Right now, cities and counties cover those premiums through payments they make to the retirement system, which administers the program. The pension is the first thing that comes off the top and if the expenses (for health care) exceed the money that's available, there's no place that it can come from other than the pensions. I think it's a matter of paying what we have to pay,'' Wenderfer said. His monthly health care premium will jump 319 percent, from $42 to $176

Pete Wenderfer of Anderson Township, president of the Fire Retirees of Greater Cincinnati, Local 1, said he's been deluged with calls about the increases. They wore my phone out. Nobody wants to pay more. How would you feel?'' asked Wenderfer, who retired from the Cincinnati Fire Department in 1975.