Some Companies Could Shift Health Costs to High-Earners
A growing number of U.S. companies are looking to adopt a tiered system that would require higher-earning workers to contribute more toward their medical costs or premiums and deductibles. The tiered model would varyÂ those payments for low- to middle-income workers. Employers are expected to face higher health costs during the new enrollment seasonÂ because ofÂ health system changes spurred by the federal health reform law.
- "Some Companies Shift Health Costs to Better-Paid" (Abelson, New York Times, 11/9).