Election to public office in Williamsville no longer offers paid health and dental insurance as a fringe benefit,
officials said Tuesday.
The Williamsville Village Board has decided to drop the benefit, effective with newly elected officials slated to take office Monday. Appointees to vacancies in elective offices also will not be covered.
The new policy doesn't affect incumbents. However, two of village government's three incumbents -- current Trustee and Mayor-elect Basil Piazza and Village Justice Victoria D'Angelo -- already receive their medical insurance elsewhere, officials noted.
Williamsville had been offering its elected officials an Independent Health family plan costing about $325 a month, or about $160 monthly for a single plan. Since 1992, new officials and employees have been paying 25 percent of the cost, officials said.