Football fans are worried about what the NFL player lockout might mean for their fall TV lineup.
But the families of players are worried about something else: health insurance premiums the league is no longer paying.
Miki Yaras-Davis, director of the NFL player benefits trust, signed up most of the players for COBRA benefits. The law allows employees who lose their jobs to continue coverage if they pay for it.
She said insurance was a major concern among families during preparations for the lockout.
"We were doing wives' meetings, and we had questions from pregnant wives on whether they should induce labor,” before the lockout started, Yaras-Davis said. “It was startling and shocking."
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