An Employer’s Guide to Combatting Obesity in the Workplace

Lockton Health Risk Solutions

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is having significant financial impact on employers throughout the United States. Not only is it raising costs for employers, but it’s reducing life expectancy and overall healthy life years in employees who are obese. As a result, many employers are beginning to take a more aggressive approach to addressing obesity.

In this new Benefits Insight & Guidance, the authors shed light on three key approaches to overcoming obesity:

  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Weight loss medications
  • Bariatric surgery

Also explored are key issues employers should consider when determining which options they’ll cover, along with legal considerations employers must understand.

NEW! This Benefits Insight & Guidance comes with bonus content. Be sure to click the link above for an infographic that provides additional insight.

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Eric is a Producer at Lockton Insurance Brokers, Inc., the world’s largest privately held commercial broker. Eric has over 23 years of experience in the insurance industry and has spent the last 11 years with Lockton. Eric specializes in Health & Welfare Benefits, Retirement Planning, and Executive Benefits. Eric's clients utilize his expertise in the areas of Plan Due Diligence, Transaction Structure, Fiduciary Oversight, Investment Design, Compliance and Vendor negotiation to improve the operational & financial outcome for each client. The Benefit Blog is a place to share that expertise and industry news.
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