Employees Incentivized to Get COVID Vaccine For Cash By Maine Bank
Bangor Savings Bank is getting a lot of attention after they announced a new incentive for employees.
This incentive isn't for closing on home loans, or opening savings accounts. This incentive is for their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
WMTW reports that this incentive is to the tune of $500. An impressive amount considering they have about 1,100 employees. That means Bangor Savings could be dropping more than half a million dollars on this alone.
They say this is a way to help protect their employees and customers. At the same time, they're respecting personal choice.
Currently, the U.S. has three COVID-19 vaccine options; Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna.
As of March 24th, 623,388 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Mainers. 387,648 of those are the first dose and 235,740 have received the second dose meaning 17.54% of Maine's population is fully vaccinated.
This isn't the first health-related incentive of its kind, however. Many businesses over the years have offered similar incentives for the flu shot or incentives to cease smoking.
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