The handwriting is on the wall!
From Cephas Ministry’s “International Social Pulse – March 2013”:
CVS TO WORKERS: TELL US HOW MUCH YOU WEIGH OR IT’LL COST YOU $600 A YEAR
Some say that although the Rhode Island-based pharmacy company may have the right intentions in wanting employees to stay healthy, but asking for health data such weight, body fat and glucose levels can be considered invasive. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.
By Amy Langfield, TODAY contributor
CVS Caremark has put its employees on notice that they need to reveal their weight or pay a monthly $50 penalty.
“Avoid the $600 annual surcharge,” CVS warns its employees who use the company’s health insurance plan. They’ve been told they are required by May 1 to show up to a doctor for an annual WebMD Wellness Review and submit to tests for blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass and body weight.
“Going forward, you’ll be expected not just to know your numbers – but also to take action to manage them,” the CVS policy states.
“There are no penalties based on the results of a wellness screening,” a CVS spokesman told NBCNews via email. “Choosing not to have a screening will result in a $50/month increase.”
CVS: “CERTIFIED VILLAIN of SOCIETY”