Unvaxxed Delta Employees To Pay $200/Month More For Health Insurance

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Delta would be hard pressed to prove that unvaccinated people actually incur more health expenses than their vaccinated counterparts, but that hasn’t stopped the airline from issuing a mandate. The uncooperative will be punished with fines and wearing masks. ⁃ TN Editor

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian notified employees Wednesday that they will face $200 monthly increases on their health insurance premiums starting Nov. 1 if they aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19, citing steep costs to cover employees who are hospitalized with the virus.

Unvaccinated employees will face other restrictions, including indoor masking effective immediately and weekly Covid-19 tests starting Sept. 12, the Atlanta-based airline said in announcing new Covid policies for employees.

The measures are the latest attempt by a U.S. corporation to drive up Covid vaccination rates. Delta stopped short of an outright mandate like rival United Airlines established earlier this month. Delta, which self-insures its employees, stands out in its plans to raise premiums for unvaccinated workers to cover the higher costs of insuring employees who get Covid.

“The average hospital stay for COVID-19 has cost Delta $50,000 per person,” Bastian said in an employee memo. “This surcharge will be necessary to address the financial risk the decision to not vaccinate is creating for our company. In recent weeks since the rise of the B.1.617.2 variant, all Delta employees who have been hospitalized with COVID were not fully vaccinated.”

United Healthcare administers the airline’s health insurance plans. The change in approach was Delta’s initiative.

Delta also said starting Sept. 30, “in compliance with state and local laws, COVID pay protection will only be provided to fully vaccinated individuals who are experiencing a breakthrough infection.” Unvaccinated employees who contract Covid, without exemptions, will have to use their sick days after that.

CEO Bastian said that about 75% of Delta’s roughly 75,000 employees are already vaccinated and that “aggressiveness of the [delta] variant means we need to get many more of our people vaccinated, and as close to 100 percent as possible.”

Delta earlier this year started requiring new employees to be vaccinated against Covid.

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer vaccine though a Delta spokeswoman said the plan had been in the works for weeks and that the timing was coincidental.

“Given the full FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the [President Joe Biden’s] strong statements asking employers to require employees get vaccinated, and the spike in new COVID cases around the US, we are likely at a tipping point for companies taking stricter measures to motivate employees to get vaccinated,” Wade Symons, a partner and group leader for regulatory resources at human resources consulting firm Mercer, said by email. “We anticipate more companies will announce vaccine mandates and surcharges in the coming weeks.”

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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Erik Nielsen

Delta is a sh.t company. I always avoid Delta when I search for a travel.

justsayin

I’m starting to realize that we are not getting out of this. I live in Oregon where they claim all hospitals are at full compacity with patients, and the channel 12 news had medical doctors and nurses (I know they had lab coats on) most the day proclaiming the fear and giving stories of the unvaccinated coming in and begging for treatment. In my little town the fear is so intense that even my husband was going to get vaccinated until I brought him to his senses (for now). Our neighbor who was 65 and was on the school board… Read more »

Elle

Sorry your people cancelled but it may be for the best, as you say. You gott’a love the BIG LIE, huh? I do not believe a single word spewed from the snake Kate Brown. She’s a fascist, period. The ongoing lie is that the hospitals are full of the unvaccinated. No. if they are full, and I do mean IF, they are full of the vaccinated who are spreading the next round of a mutated virus/gene therapy shot to anyone and everyone. Remember: Prof Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize winner, French virologist, ground breaking work in HIV said: “It is the… Read more »

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coronistan.blogspot.com

It is time for mass lawsuits against the mass murderous person of the Corona sect running amok and for international war criminals tribinals, which should be at least at the level of the Nuremberg war criminals tribinals and should have their death sentences carried out immediately. If that is not possible, there can only be civil war. I can only repeat it until everyone gets it: The nonexistent virus, the nonexistent mutation, the nonexistent infection, the non existent herd immunity, the nonexistent epidemic, the nonexistent pandemic, the existent GIANT CONSPIRACY. There is no herd immunity. There is no infection. There… Read more »

Anne

I get the feeling that there are going to be more labor shortages real soon. At first we were having labor shortages because people were (probably still are) earning a larger salary staying home collecting never-ending unemployment benefits. I suspect to see severe labor shortages, especially in the medical and law enforcement fields. People are simply tired of being lied to and bullied just to have a right to work and have a job. The way I see it. Having a job won’t benefit the dead or someone who is unable to work one. The good Lord reminded me the… Read more »

Victor

Market might pressure employers to up wages and get more hires to replace the conscience quits. Some hospitals already facing severe shortages. We do know there’s no shortage of illegals flown in with packets of cash and dropped off in major cities to take the jobs! Society is now splitting into the City of God and the city of man, the number of man being 666, and there is no reconciliation between the two. There is a great chasm that prevents anyone from crossing from our side to yours, or from yours to ours, as only Our Lord hath harrowed… Read more »

Lorena

Yeah, they have to squeeze money out of the unvaccinated to cover for some of the medical bills the vaccinated employees are incurring on because they took the vaccine.

Jim P

The only peaceful solution is for the unvaxxed public to stop doing business with Delta! I will not do business with any business that tries this tactic with their employees! Hopefully Technocracy will publish more stories about stupid businesses punishing their employees because they are concerned with the health problems and deaths associated with the covid gene therapy!

Victor

Jim I stopped flying Delta couple years ago when the connector flight left and stranded me at the airport…

gregory alan johnson

To my knowledge, health insurance providers will not insure or pay out regarding the jab. Correct me if I’m wrong on that, yet I’ve read several pieces on that within the last 6wks.

Susan

Where are those employees’ union representatives? Isn’t that what the union is for to protect the employees against the employers? Problem is union leaders are being bribe to continue the lie.