Lookout corner: here’s some money, go get your own health insurance

With the potential to fundamentally change the way employers handle benefits, Sears and Darden (the restaurant company behind Red Lobster and the Olive Garden) are implementing a new program for employees. The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that these big firms have decided to give workers a sum of money and let them “go shop” for health insurance.

What do you think of this game-changing move? Would your company consider switching to this model? Tweet us your thoughts @hridiot.

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