Studies from George Washington University Have Provided New Data on COVID-19 (Imposing a Health Insurance Surcharge On the Unvaccinated): Coronavirus – COVID-19
2022 AUG 18 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Vaccine Daily -- Data detailed on Coronavirus - COVID-19 have been presented. According to news reporting from Washington, District of Columbia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “COVID-19 hospitalizations among unvaccinated individuals cost billions of dollars. More employers are considering imposing a premium surcharge on employees participating in the company’s health plan who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.”
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from George Washington University, “These employers see this approach as similar to health premium surcharges for tobacco use, justifying the higher premiums on the basis that unvaccinated individuals could cause the plan to experience higher hospitalization and related costs. However, imposing a surcharge on unvaccinated employees will require employers to think through legal and policy implications and the interests of their employees and their businesses. Employers should weigh their vaccination goals against these interests and consider whether a legally compliant surcharge would further their goals. Employers should carefully consider the prevailing culture among their employees and assess whether the policy would be effective and noncoercive.”
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Premium surcharges may be effective for some but not all employers.”
For more information on this research see: Imposing a Health Insurance Surcharge On the Unvaccinated. The American Journal of Managed Care, 2022;28(7):310-312. The American Journal of Managed Care can be contacted at: Managed Care & Healthcare Communications Llc, 666 Plainsboro Rd, Ste 300, Plainsboro, NJ 08536, USA.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Tony Yang, George Washington University, School of Nursing, Ctr Hlth Policy & Media Engagement, Washington, DC 20006, United States.
The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.37765/ajmc.2022.89169. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
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