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Companies to Workers: Get Healthy or Pay Up

Posted on 03/1/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

WorkIf we want to pay less for our employer-sponsored health care insurance, we’d better put down that scoop of ice cream and put on those running shoes collecting dust in the back of the closet. A new survey says employers are changing the way they charge workers for insurance premiums. If you lose weight, stop smoking, take your meds and do preventive health screenings, you’ll pay a smaller portion of your health care premiums. Exhibit unhealthy behaviors and be prepared …