40% of Large Companies Will Penalize Workers for Lousy Health Habits

Smokers and overweight people will be the targets of employer surcharges next year.  As part of new rules in President Obama’s healthcare overhaul, big construction firms and other companies can crack down on unhealthy employees who are driving up healthcare costs. “Nearly 40 percent of large U.S. companies will use surcharges in 2014, such as higher insurance premiums or deductibles for individuals who do not complete company-set health goals,” explains a news story on Reuters.com.



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