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Saugus projects savings by leaving Group Insurance Commission

Six years after it helped blaze a trail for municipalities by joining the state health insurance system, Saugus plans to become the first community to leave the program in a move officials say will save the town and its employees over $1 million in its first year.

Saugus recently notified the Group Insurance Commission it is withdrawing effective July 1, 2014, when the town plans to switch to municipal Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts coverage offered through the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association.

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