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Generally, the reason as to why the employer might be forced to change as to how this compensation for medical insurance cost is classified (changing it to salary), is because new laws that prohibit private employers from paying any type of compensation to the employees to cover the cost of medical insurance coverage, so generally, the choice would be to either receive the compensation as salary or for the employer to provide medical insurance to its employees, which can be offered either at full cost or the employer can share the cost with the employee.
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