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Healthy habits may cut price of insurance

Senate bill offers workers incentive

Members of Congress announced the introduction of health care legislation yesterday. A provision in the Senate bill would increase the insurance discount companies can offer to employees who take steps like losing weight. Members of Congress announced the introduction of health care legislation yesterday. A provision in the Senate bill would increase the insurance discount companies can offer to employees who take steps like losing weight. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/ Associated Press)
By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / July 15, 2009

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Workers who quit smoking, lose weight, and eat right could have their health insurance premiums cut by as much as half, possibly saving them thousands of dollars per year, under a measure inserted with little notice this week into the Senate healthcare overhaul bill. (Full article: 959 words)

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