They are working on a new plan to deal with the anti-vax employees. For those who refuse to vaccinate, they will lose their health insurance and be treated similar to those who opted out of coverage during open enrollment. One of the decision makers laughed and said "It's not like they believe in medicine anyway."
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HR leader here, this is not true.
I don’t care what the plan is. I’m glad HCSC is stepping up things - however it gets done. They have the freedom to operate as they choose, including terms of employment. If vaccination becomes a condition of employment, then employees have the freedom to decide whether they wish to remain with the company. To do so, they will need to be vaccinated. If people have legitimate reasons why they have been advised not to take the COVID vaccine, their physicians will gladly provide the proof they need for HR. And HR will make the exception for legitimate reasons, backed my a note from a real physician. For those who don’t wish to be vaccinated, the good news is the job market around the country is great right now.
I can't believe they are making us return to work from home for the last week this year. There are vaccinated people in my house, and they can also spread the virus! Is HCSC trying to ki-l me?
Why don't they just fire all the anti-vaxers and split theit pay among tue employees with developed cognitive abilities?
Troll post, don’t respond to it, just downvote it.
First off, this rumor is highly unlikely. If anything, HCSC would either seek to terminate unvaccinated employees like many other companies have done or they would seek to increase insurance rates or copays.
But let us examine this through the lens of "freedom".
No vaccine shots are coerced. It is a choice. You exercise your choice, your freedom, whether to get a shot or not.
Then your employer exercises their choice, their freedom, on whether to keep you. Or how to insure you.
Everyone gets their freedom. After all, the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people.
Decisions have consequences. You do not have a constitutional right to work at HCSC or to be insured.
It is most honorable to accept the full consequences of one's decision. Thus, do not expect a company to accept the risk of your decisions with respect to (1) infecting other employees, (2) running up astronomical health care costs and (3) tying up ICU rooms unnecessarily.
Freedom isn't free.