CXM_SplicerLooking at the bigger picturePremiumReviews:
reply to FloridaBoy
Re: This Is News?
quote:Sorry but that is wrong on a couple of levels. First, employees pay co-pays, deductibles, out-of-network expenses, prescriptions, dental, etc. By no means does Verizon pay 'all the health care costs' for its employees (except probably for the upper executives). If you intended to say health care premiums then you also have to consider that they are part of a compensation package. Those employees that chose to have a lower salary to offset the premium are still 'paying'.
Verizon's NE employees have showed us that Verizon pays all the health care costs for the employees and their dependents.
If you want to compare Germany, you should also mention the 30% tax that German corporations pay to the government... in contrast to the credit the federal government gives to Verizon.
Besides taking the reasons the prices might be different into consideration, you also have to consider where the profits end up... who benefits from them and who suffers.