Q&A: City insurance information

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From the Chronicle-Tribune (Mar­ion):

Q: The newspaper wants to check who receives insurance coverage from the city. Is this information we should be able to obtain?

A: Citizens should be able to determine who is included under the city’s insurance policy, which is paid through tax dollars. There should be a document that lists those covered, probably with a premium amount designated for each one.

You might check with a local insurance agent to determine whether that document has a specific title so that your request for records is clear.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.

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