UFC health insurance expanded to cover pre-existing conditions

by Bill King | source: sportsbusinessdaily.com
 

The 4th annual UFC Fighter's Summit is underway. UFC parent company ZUFFA uses the event predominately to educate fighters on financial planning, drug use, and social media use. One of the announcements concerns fighter insurance.

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The UFC will expand the health insurance it extended to its fighters last year to include pre-existing injuries and conditions, a decision that the company says will increase premiums it pays for the approximately 400 fighters it employs globally by about 60%. UFC Chair Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White will inform employees of the change today when the company kicks off a two-day Fighter Summit in Las Vegas. White did not reveal how much the sanctioning body pays for insurance, other than to say it was upward of $1M. 

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7/9/12 3:22 PM by Chromium

LOL, the Supreme Court just mandated that insurers do this anyway when they ruled on the Obama healthcare law.



 

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