Drilling down on obesity at Black & Decker

January 2006
Employee Benefit News;Jan2006, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p38
The article reveals the strategies employed by Black & Decker to promote the health of its employees and encourage healthier lifestyles among them. Obesity and smoking are two of the leading health cost drivers in the company. Due to these, some its employees are on long-term disability leave due to back pain and hip, knee and ankle problems. The strategies the company adopted include communication campaigns, introduction of the Wellness Fund, a program that reimburses employees costs associated to health and wellness expenses and promotion of healthy eating.


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