According to a source, WWE is now requiring all of their signed talent to personally purchase and maintain medical insurance for themselves. WWE will not be covering the cost of the insurance, but as independent contractors, the workers would be able to write off the cost of the medical insurance as a business expense.
This move had reportedly been rumored for a while, but was confirmed on Monday. The change was presented to WWE talent prior to the announcement that UFC was going to provide all of their fighters with medical insurance. For years, there has been a lot of pressure on WWE from certain groups to provide their talent with medical insurance.
More as we get it.