Furloughed workers at Neiman Marcus face bills for deferred health care premiums

One immediate reality for millions of workers called back from furloughs hasn’t gained much attention.



a car parked on the side of a building: An aerial view from a drone shows the parking lot is nearly empty outside of a Neiman Marcus store that has been shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic at Oak Brook Center shopping mall on May 07, 2020 in Oak Brook, Illinois.


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An aerial view from a drone shows the parking lot is nearly empty outside of a Neiman Marcus store that has been shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic at Oak Brook Center shopping mall on May 07, 2020 in Oak Brook, Illinois.

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.

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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

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