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By Laura Range

I stumbled across this article and thought I would share it with our class as I thought it was interesting in light of our ongoing discussions of health insurance.   To summarize, the Alabama State Employees’ Insurance Board has approved a new plan that will charge employees an extra $25 to cover health insurance premiums if the employee elects not to take advantage of free health screenings designed to detect health risks, such as obesity, high blood pressure, etc.  As we’ve discussed, there has been an increased push across the country to incorporate wellness plans and focus on preventative medicine, and I thought this was an interesting example of the idea in practice.  Here’s the link:



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