Bill Would Force Sanford To Match Blues

North Dakota lawmakers and public employees have some concerns about switching from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota to Sanford Health Plan.

House Majority Leader Al Carlson says a bill will be introduced to require Sanford to match the health coverage of the Blues.¬†Sanford says it’s committed to matching the existing coverage.

Blues has served as the insurer for the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System for the last 37 years.¬†But the board voted last month to switch the group’s health coverage beginning July 1.