Louisiana well being system to cost employees further if spouses, home companions are unvaccinated

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An unvaccinated partner is about to make issues a complete lot costlier for workers of 1 medical system in Louisiana.

Starting in 2022, employees at Ochsner Health should pay an additional $100 per paycheck if their partner or home companion is unvaccinated, according to nola.com.

Last yr, the corporate spent greater than $9 million on caring for COVID sufferers it insured, Ochsner CEO Warner Thomas advised the outlet.

“The reality is the cost of treating COVID-19, particularly for patients requiring intensive inpatient care, is expensive,” he wrote.

Ochsner Health gave its staff an Oct. 29 deadline to be absolutely vaccinated. So far, 82 % have hit the mark.

The extra charge only applies to unvaccinated spouses or home companions coated by Ochsner’s insurance coverage, not youngsters, Fox News reported.