“As the American populace — and its workforce — reportedly balloon to clinically obese weights, the nation’s employers and workers’ compensation systems must cope with the complications accompanying the widespread weight gain,” write Damon M. Gruber, Todd M. Jones, and Debra L. Doby, attorneys in Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ CompensationPractice Group.
This article examines the true impact of the American Medical Association’s 2013 reclassification of obesity on workers’ compensation, along with what the future may hold. The authors explore practical steps employers can use to create wellness programs and implement monitoring tools in order to improve workers’ overall health and position employers and insurers for better management of a workers’ compensation claim, should an accident occur.
Read the article here:
- “Data-Driven Solutions for America’s Expanding Obesity Problem,” USLAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2016