Ruston Aldermen Medical Insurance Benefits Detailed

In addition to the $1 thousand/month salary (recently bumped from $800/month), all but one of Ruston’s Aldermen receive a very lucrative medical insurance benefit by way of the city’s group insurance plan.

A letter in response to a public records request show the following medical insurance benefits paid for by Ruston’s taxpayers.

Carolyn CageWard 1: $9,599.52/yr
Angela MayfieldWard 2: $8,035.98/yr
Jedd LewisWard 3: $5,477.88/yr
Jim PierceWard 4: $9,599.52/yr

Bruce SiegmundWard 5 is not enrolled in the city’s group insurance plan.

These amounts represent either 70% of the plan premiums (high deductible plan), or 85% (preferred provider plan).

The Lincoln Parish School Board has five of its twelve members who are on the district’s group plan. Of those five, two are retired teachers. All of the five are “grandfathered” and will drop off the plan whenever they leave office.

No members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury are enrolled in that entity’s group plan.

11 Responses to “Ruston Aldermen Medical Insurance Benefits Detailed”

  1. Anonymous Says:

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  2. Anonymous Says:

    Don’t they all have regular jobs? Why do they need insurance through city?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    One of the perks for being “yes” men and women.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Was this part of the pay raise or an old benefit?

  5. Oldman Says:

    But we are serving the people and we deserve it for doing the good job we do.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Bill Carter is on the city insurance also.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    No joke

  8. Anonymous Says:

    they not the only ones taking advantage of this. jackson parish police jury tried to do it. it was voted down by jury.

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