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Yes No Checkbox An opt-out may encourage healthy individuals to drop coverage, leaving the employer with a pool of employees who will incur higher-dollar claims. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As a result of the strong economy and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, many employers are considering ways to enhance their benefits packages. Some employers have already increased employer contributions towards their health plans and others have increased their 401(k) matching contributions. Another potential option for employers is to add an opt-out payment for those who waive health coverage.

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