June 2, 2023

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Ochsner puts pressure on employees’ spouses to get COVID-19 vaccine or health care fees could rise

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Ochsner Health, the largest non-profit health care system in Louisiana, has announced a significant change to its upcoming 2022 health benefits enrollment plans that could add a fee for employees whose spouses or domestic partners are on the system’s health insurance but are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

Ochsner released the following statement on the matter:

RELATED: Ochsner Health requiring all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Ochsner Health announced back in August that it is requiring all of its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 29. Officials with the health system said they are implementing the requirement for all physicians, providers, and employees.

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