CVS to fine employees who don't report weight, other measurements
Employees of CVS Caremark who use company health insurance must report their weight, body fat and other medical information or pay higher insurance premiums.
The Rhode Island-based company told all employees who use the company insurance plan they must have a doctor determine their weight, height, body fat, blood pressure, glucose and fasting lipid levels by May 1st or pay a higher premium for their health insurance.
The penalty for not reporting these numbers is $600 per year.
In a statement, CVS Caremark says the move is designed to help colleagues engage more actively to improve their health and manage health-associated costs.
The company also states that all personal health information will be collected and reviewed by a third party and the information is never shared with CVS.
CVS says it will pay for the screenings.