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Workers Support Higher Insurance Rates for the Unvaccinated

Posted September 03, 2021 by CHC Wellbeing. Filed under WELLBEING, WORKPLACE WELLNESS, WORKPLACE CULTURE, COVID-19
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A recent survey conducted by Eagle Hill, a human-resources consultant, found that 41% of workers agreed that non-vaccinated employees should pay higher insurance rates. A different poll found that employers who are imposing vaccine mandates or planning to do so in some way has more than doubled since the start of the year. While some organizations have incentivized the vaccine by providing $100 to every employee that receives it, many are moving beyond this. A more aggressive approach has been brought to the table: a surcharge on healthcare premiums. This would be similar to the surcharge some organizations impose on smokers. How do employers motivate their employees to get vaccinated without disturbing morale or losing staff in a labor market that is already facing a shortage?

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