One immediate reality for millions of workers called back from furloughs hasn’t gained much attention.
When the boss calls and says we want you back, many employees are facing a bill for deferred health care premiums that were paid by their employers while they weren’t getting a paycheck.
Neiman Marcus employees are among those who have been asked to pay their portion of health insurance premiums while they were on furlough. According to a letter sent to employees, Neiman Marcus employees have to reimburse the company for those deferred premiums “upon 60 days of return” to work.
Most companies don’t pay 100% of premiums and instead split premium costs with their workers. Workers furloughed in March and April and called back in August or September could be billed for a couple