Insurance 'concern' for locked-out NFL players

Updated: March 18, 2011, 5:22 AM ET
Associated Press

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. -- Less than a week into the NFL lockout, there are players worried about affording health insurance premiums.

Normally, teams pay for that. As long as the league's first work stoppage since 1987 is in place, though, each player is responsible for arranging and paying for his own coverage. Under the federal COBRA law that allows employees to continue coverage at their own expense, the average monthly fee for a family policy is $2,400, the NFL Players' Association says.

Even ...

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