Health insurance and sick leave

Health insurance is being marketed as a measure to reduce […]

Health insurance is being marketed as a measure to reduce sick leave. Some providers have suggested that companies could see a 20% reduction in sick leave, and an ever-increasing number of companies are purchasing policies of this sort. On behalf of the Norwegian Employers Association (NHO), SINTEF has surveyed a sample of NHO member companies, and the results demonstrate that health insurance does not lead to a measurable reduction in sick leave.