Draw Your Own Conclusions
The North Adams Teachers Association has released the numbers
regarding who pays what into the city's insurance trust fund.
The crux of the argument is that if the city had paid into the trust fund based upon Blue Cross' premium numbers, the numbers which the employees' share had been based
, there would almost $2 million more in the fund. Or, conversely, it can be argued that the employees were overcharged by $600,000.
I think it looks like they have a pretty good case. I'd love to hear the city's interpretation of these numbers.