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Some Companies Base Premiums on Employee's Salary (Kaiser Health News)

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At most companies, employee health insurance premiums vary only by family size and type of plan. At a small percentage of firms, however, another variable is taken into account: salary. At these companies, workers’ premiums are pegged to how much they earn. Workers who earn less, pay less. Now, as employers look toward 2014 — when companies that don’t offer affordable coverage to their workers may begin to face penalties — experts say more are considering this strategy.