Special Report - Special Report - October 24, 2013
By Robin Pickering
Special to the Journal of Business
It's been said that "health is wealth," and it's becoming more evident to employers that the opposite is also true.
According to the Workforce Wellness Index, unhealthy behaviors among the U.S. workforce cost employers annually a total of $670 in medical care and pharmaceuticals per employee, with costs associated with obesity accounting for $400 of that total.
Experts estimate that obesity in the workforce costs businesses more than $73 billion each...
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