SC-based Michelin North America to boost insurance coverage premiums for unvaccinated staff | Greenville Enterprise

Greenville-based Michelin North America, Inc., will improve insurance coverage premiums by $100 monthly subsequent 12 months for any worker not totally vaccinated towards COVID-19 by Nov. 24. 

The worldwide tire maker mentioned in a information launch that “the well being and security of our workers has been our prime precedence all through the pandemic” however “we should do extra to mitigate these prices.” 

Workers enrolled within the firm’s well being advantages program that aren’t vaccinated by late November will see their premiums rise in 2022. The corporate additionally mentioned it’s going to “proceed to judge further insurance policies to encourage the very best doable vaccination charges at Michelin.”

Earlier in September, the Biden administration requested the Division of Labor’s Occupational Security and Well being Administration (OSHA) to require corporations with greater than 100 workers to both totally vaccinate staff or have them examined on a weekly foundation.

Greater than 80 million staff within the personal sector are impacted by the rule, in keeping with the administration’s web site. Michelin North America employs about 20,000 and operates 19 vegetation. 

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