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64 Percent Health Insurance, General and Life Insurance Employees Report High Stress Levels

by Lakshmi Gopal on March 9, 2012 at 1:50 AM
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 64 Percent Health Insurance, General and Life Insurance Employees Report High Stress Levels

A few days ago, I called up an insurance company, not to buy their product, but to talk about an interview I intended to do on health insurance with one of their bosses.

I must say that all the employees I encountered on the telephone were ill-tempered, snappy and very unhelpful.


My suspicions about high stress levels and feelings of demotivation among health insurance, general and life insurance employees were proven, when I read a research carried out by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), reported by hi-mag.com.

The report said that employees in the insurance sector believe that companies don't do enough to encourage fitness.

Around half of insurance workers think their bosses do not care about workplace health, the report said. Almost two-thirds (64%) of employees at insurance companies say their workplace does not offer any opportunities to get fit and healthy.

Over a quarter (27%) of insurance workers rated their daily stress levels as five out of ten or above. Respondents reported that stress from work spilled over into their home life and free time.

A third (37%) claimed stress from work made them feel more tired than usual, and more than a quarter (28%) said they find it difficult to sleep. Over half of the insurance workers surveyed (52%) also admit to taking one or more sick days during an average month.

Source: Medindia

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