Sunday, February 15, 2009

Shape Up or Pay More

Employees of the city of Kennesaw, Georgia will need to get healthy or pay more for health insurance.

Employees will be asked to pay more for health insurance if they smoke, are overweight or have other "high risk" health factors.

That could double their premiums, which would go from $25 a pay period to $50.

“It’s just a good incentive to help the members and owners of the plan to save money,” Mathews said.

Makes sense to me.

The higher premiums for employees who don’t want to participate in the wellness program were proposed by an employee benefits committee, Mathews said. He said he has not heard from any employees concerned about the proposal.

At least, not yet . . .
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