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Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Some Employers Are Telling Employees To Shop Around For Health Insurance

The Associated Press/Washington Post: Employers Are Giving Employees The Option Of Choosing Their Own Health Insurance Plan
For some American workers, picking the right health insurance is becoming more like hunting for the perfect business suit: It takes some shopping around to find a good fit and avoid sticker shock. In a major shift in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, companies such as Sears Holdings Corp. and Darden Restaurants Inc. are giving employees a fixed amount of money and allowing them to choose their own coverage based on their individual needs (11/15).

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