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Extra pounds mean insurance fees for Ala. workers

Posted By admin On August 24, 2008 @ 10:52 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

PHILLIP RAWLS
AP [1]
Sunday, Aug 24, 2008

Alabama, pushed to second in national obesity rankings by deep-fried Southern favorites, is cracking down on state workers who are too fat.

The state has given its 37,527 employees a year to start getting fit — or they’ll pay $25 a month for insurance that otherwise is free.

Alabama will be the first state to charge overweight state workers who don’t work on slimming down, while a handful of other states reward employees who adopt healthy behaviors.

Alabama already charges workers who smoke — and has seen some success in getting them to quit — but now has turned its attention to a problem that plagues many in the Deep South: obesity.

 

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