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As more employers are becoming educated about the toll obesity in the workforce can extract from a company, solutions continue to hit the marketplace that are designed to address the epidemic. Within the last few days, perhaps the best-known brand in the weight control arena said it was partnering with a major health plan provider to offer employers a new ally in the obesity battle.

Weight Watchers International and Humana Inc. said the latter will integrate the former’s signature weight control programs into its employer sponsored health plans. Employees in those plans will be able to sign up for a free or discounted membership in Weight Watchers. The membership offer will be among the features of Humana’s wellness programs available to employers.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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