COVID-19 has cost all of us something. In best-case scenarios, that cost was only convenience and some mobility. For others, the physical and mental prices have been more profound. For a while, this was unavoidable. But now thatexist, the balance has shifted. of the unvaccinated,” and the unvaccinated are being asked to bear a more significant share of the expenses they’re perpetuating. These are six things you may pay more for unless you’re vaccinated. Read on to find out more—and to You Have “Long” COVID and May Not Even Know It. Female practitioner or nurse with a protective working at the clinic reception desk.
, Delta Airlines announced that starting November 1, employees who don’t get vaccinated against COVID will have to pay $200 monthly to remain on the company’s health insurance plan. “This surcharge will be necessary to address the financial risk the decision not to vaccinate is creating for our company,” CEO Ed Bastian told The New . “In recent weeks since the rise of the B.1.617.2 variant, all Delta employees hospitalized with Covid were not He said the average coronavirus-related hospitalization has cost the company about $50,000 per person. This month, Forbes are preparing similar health-insurance surcharges, paralleling longtime penalties for smokers.
Man is lying on the bed amidst insurance coverage. “In 2020, before , most major private insurers waived patient payments — from coinsurance to deductibles — for COVID-19 treatment,” Kaiser Health News reported earlier this month. “But many, if not most, have allowed that policy to lapse. Aetna, for example, ended that policy February 28; UnitedHealthcare began rolling back its waivers late and ended them by the end of March.”. If you haven’t gotten your shot and come down with COVID-19, you may pay more for your treatment, depending on your
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Student in the protective facethis month, West Virginia Wesleyan College announced a nonrefundable $750 fee for unvaccinated students, while Birmingham–Southern College in Alabama—prevented from requiring vaccinations by state law—said it would charge all of its students a $500 fee this fall to cover the cost of weekly testing and quarantining. According to the Hartford Courant, Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, will fine unvaccinated students up to $2,275 in the fall semester. Students who aren’t by September 14 will be charged $100 a week and lose WiFi access.
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Cruise ship at the beach on Grand Turk island last month, Carnival Cruise Lines announced it would insurance policy of $25,000 to cover medical expenses plus a $50,000 policy to cover quarantine and evacuation expenses. The new rules banning “vaccine passports”—companies are now subject to fines of $5,000 per instance if they require customers to provide proof of vaccination.and buy travel insurance. Royal Caribbean had previously said it would need unvaccinated passengers to carry a minimum travel
Music festival crowd excitement. Also subject to the Florida law banning vaccine passports, one concert promoter devised a to get around it: He set ticket prices to a June punk rock show at $18 for the vaccinated and $999.99 for the unvaccinated. “We’re just trying to do a show safely, and they should go out and get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, and their community,” he told WFTS News in .
“We are NOT telling you what to do here; we are making adecide,” the ticketing page read. “If someone wants to come in unvaccinated, they will scare off a large number of patrons and need to pay the difference.”
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ETNT Health’s large audience of professional, beware: The National Football League announced late last month that unvaccinated players would be fined $14,650 per instance for violating mask rules or other requirements that don’t apply to vaccinated players. Additionally, teams were warned that if a game has to be canceled because of an outbreak among and can’t be rescheduled, the team will forfeit that game.
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Female Doctor’s hands holding vaccine bottle and syringe. So follow the fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—get vaccinated ASAP; if you live in an area with low vaccination rates, , don’t travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don’t go indoors with people you’re not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don’t visit any of these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.