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Sick at work Missed work due to poor health adds up to a whopping total of nearly 1.4 billion days annually, and amounts to 60 cents for every dollar employers spend on health care benefits. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Employees who suffer from poor health can be expensive. While employers already spend nearly $880 billion on the health care benefits they provide to employees and dependents, that’s not the only thing that costs them.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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