Companies plan monetary penalties for workers missing health goals

11/14/2013 | Reuters

The new federal health care law allows employers to impose charges on workers who do things that compromise their health and companies are getting ready to put that authority to use. A survey found that next year, almost 40% of large companies in the U.S. plan to use medical insurance surcharges and raised deductibles to penalize workers who smoke, are overweight or fail to comply with company-set health goals.

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