The American division of the world’s largest meatpacker is eliminating the amount its workers have to pay out of pocket for care if they’ve contracted Covid-19.
There are 90,000 workers and dependents enrolled in JBS’ health care plan, covering 80% of U.S. workers. If they contract the coronavirus, they will now not have to pay any deductible or co-insurance, and health reimbursement account funds will not have to be used to cover any of the costs. Previously, workers had to meet deductibles before the health plan paid 80% of the costs, and, after reaching the out-of-pocket maximum, costs were paid at 100%. JBS said it was still determining the number of employees who would need reimbursements.