Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 2nd, 2004
UnumProvident reports a tenfold increase over the past decade in short-term disability claims attributed to obesity, based on research using the company's disability database. An employer's costs associated with these claims include disability expenses, direct costs, and co-morbid medical costs where obesity is a contributing factor, which combine for an annual cost average of $51,023 per claimant. Nationwide, obesity will cost...
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