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United offers employees cheaper hip, knee replacements if they travel to Chicago's Rush

United offers employees cheaper hip, knee replacements if they travel to Chicago's Rush

Some people travel long distances to get cheaper medical treatment. United Airlines is testing whether employees will do the same.

The airline is encouraging workers across the country and their families to go to Rush University Medical Center in Chicago for hip and knee replacements as well as spinal fusion surgeries. To entice them, United is offering a generous benefit: The expenses for physician visits and the surgery are fully covered by United after employees meet the annual deductible on their insurance policies

There are no copays or coinsurance, which is the share of medical costs a policyholder is responsible for after meeting the deductible. United also pays for the...

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