A decade ago, the National Football League was one of the most important and lucrative entertainment enterprises in the world.
Today, its viewership has dwindled, and in recent years, its brand has become one of sports’ biggest moneymakers.
The NFL’s long-term health care costs are among the largest in the sports world, topping $2 billion annually, according to the league’s fiscal year 2018 report.
But that money isn’t going to all the players.
The league’s new health care plan is estimated to cost about $1.8 billion, including an additional $400 million in contributions to players, their families and the teams that sponsor them.
The costs of the plan are expected to be passed along to the players through their pensions, the union and individual members.
But those are just some of the costs that will be borne by the players’ wallets.
They are the most expensive component of the NFL’s health care plans.
Here are the big health care questions facing the NFL as it moves toward the 2024 season:What’s the NFL plan?
The league is moving forward with a plan that has already been approved by the league.
It includes: The NFL’s existing medical and surgical center in MetLife Stadium, the new NFL Health Center in Jacksonville and the new $1 million facility in Baltimore, as well as the new new $400,000 facility in the Cleveland Browns’ facility.
The plans will be presented to NFL owners on June 13.
The team will pay for the construction of the new facility and all costs associated with the plan.
How will the health care cost be passed on to the teams?
The health care expense will be passed to the team via its existing health plan and by paying into the league health plan.
That will be reflected in its annual salary cap, which is set to rise to $1,500,000 from $800,000.
That money will be paid into the NFL health plan, with the amount coming from the teams own salary cap.
Will players get the same deal as everyone else?
Yes, with some exceptions.
The health plan will be funded by the teams payroll, with a limit of $400 per player.
The NFL health plans have similar limits.
And the health plan would pay players on the players salary cap as long as they are covered under the players health plan at the time of the draft or free agency.
What will the league do with the money?
The money will not be returned to the owners.
Instead, the league will distribute the money over the next four years to the individual teams that own players, the team owners, the general manager and the players union.
If the owners don’t pick up the cost, the money will go to the NFL Players Association, which would pay the players the same amount.
The money would also go to NFL Players Health and Safety, the player health fund and the health benefits for players and their families.
What would the owners get out of it?
As the NFL Health Plan is funded by its current payroll, it would not have to contribute to other players’ health plans.
But the plan would be funded through its existing payroll, and would be a new source of income for the league, with no cap or other restrictions.
The teams that would be paying for the plan’s cost include: Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins.
What’s happening now?
The plan has been approved.
The teams will be expected to begin operating their new health centers in April 2019.
The new NFL health center will be located at the new MetLife stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
The new facility will be the second of two in Jacksonville.
The first facility opened in 2017 in Orlando.
The league is also working on an extension for the existing health center in Jacksonville to 2021.
The current facility is the only one in the league that hasn’t been fully operational since 2016.
In 2018, the NFL spent $600 million on a new stadium in Indianapolis that was built to be ready for Super Bowl LII.
The project, called The Stadium, will be a $400-million replacement for the MetLife Dome in Jacksonville that was torn down during the Super Bowl in 2020.
The stadium, which will include a retractable roof and a retracting roof, will cost $2.7 billion.
The cost of the facility will not include the cost of any renovation or additions to the existing MetLife site.