Some Employers are Turning to “Progressive” Health Benefits

 writes in AXIOS that some employers are turning to “progressive”, or wage-related health benefits, He says that progressive benefits are “where their lower wage employees pay a smaller share of insurance premiums, deductibles or health account contributions than higher-wage employees do.”

More large non-profits seem interested in progressive benefits than corporations do. – Drew Altman

Aultman explains why this matters by writing, “unlike consumers in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, lower wage workers in the far larger group market don’t get any help with premiums or cost-sharing. With premiums and deductibles rising and wage growth stubbornly flat, progressive benefits are one way for employers to help their low wage employees with their health care costs.”

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