Toyota Workers Will Start Paying Premiums To Insure Families

ERLANGER, Ky. (AP) - The company says workers at Toyota's largest plant in the United States will have to start paying a premium from each paycheck to insure spouses, domestic partners or families.

The move takes effect next year and is part of an initiative by Toyota to align the benefits at the plant in central Kentucky with many of its other North American plants, where employees already pay premiums. Employees at the Georgetown plant also would have higher copays and deductibles under the plan.

The company said it is planning for the future to ensure that health care costs are managed and won't drag down the business.

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