Looking closer at the Senate budget proposal, I found a couple of small items worth noting. First, they proposed raising insurance funding starting September 1, 2018, by $5.18 per month from $840 to $845.18. As a result of this change the retiree carve out will increase ninety cents from $68.67 to $69. 57. Finally, the September 1, 2018, minimum salary increase will be 2.3% (as a reminder, the maximum increase is still under debate).