TSD Review Feb 8

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – February 8, 2024

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include Economist predicts mild 2024 recession, hit Taylor/Travis song Popular Del Pez gastropub crosses border into Glen Mills Marijuana laws come with price tag for 2 state departments Bill would block insurance companies from using genetic tests Colonial addresses concerns about sports facilities in tax forum Middletown breaks open a close game for decisive win Click …


Cost of weight-loss drugs for state employees hits taxpayers

Jacob OwensGovernment, Headlines

When Gov. John Carney announced last week that his Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal included more than $93 million in additional spending for health care plan costs for state employees and retirees, he didn’t mention that a significant portion of that is attributed to an exploding issue: weight-loss drugs. Delaware officials budgeted about $2 million in the current fiscal year …

State Employee Benefits committee weight loss drugs

Weight-loss drugs to be added to state insurance plans

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Delaware will cover new weight loss medications for state employees. The Delaware State Employee Benefit Committee unanimously approved a plan that would include the drugs as well part of a program that includes utilization management and behavior modification programs. It was unclear when the move would take effect. Adding the drugs to state employee and retiree health plans will cost …

State Employee Benefits committee weight loss drugs

Committee mulls adding weight loss drugs to state health plans

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  NOTE: This story has been updated to say Sussex County government has no knowledge about any efforts to assure Medicare patients there can have weight loss drugs when others cannot and that county government has no control over what is in individual medical plans. The State Employee Benefits Committee wants more information about new weight loss drugs that are …