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September 09, 2004

Do Fat Employees Weigh Down Comp Insurers' Bottom Line?

scaleThe effects of obesity on the U.S. workforce are costing workers' compensation insurers billions of dollars, one of the industry's top economists contends.

Robert P. Hartwig, executive vice president and chief economist with the Insurance Information Institute in New York, said that while more study and data is needed, statistics from other market segments show the impact of obesity.

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Posted by Tom Troceen