The City of Punta Gorda offers its employees and retirees five (5) health insurance options from which to choose. All of the City's plans are administered by Florida Blue (previously known as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida).
Three (3) of these plans are considered "base" plans. That means that the City pays 100% of the monthly premium on behalf of the employee. The other two (2) plans have considerably richer benefits, and are priced accordingly. Employees may choose to "buy up" to one of these plans, that is, they will pay the difference in monthly cost between the base plan (PPO Plan 727) and the higher cost plan.
Base Plans (100% of the Employee Only premium is paid by the City):
Premium Plan (Employee has the option to "buy up" to this plan):