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September 20, 2004

Georgia chicken company keep insurance costs down by pushing workers toward healthier habits

In the early 1990s, Fieldale Farms had a troubling problem: Employee heart attacks, at an average cost of $50,000 apiece, were quickly making insurance unaffordable for the small chicken processing company. "At the time, the average worker was 45 years old,'' said Denise Ivester, Fieldale's human resources manager. "I said, 'This is from gravy and biscuits in the South."

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Posted by Tom Troceen