CVS to fine employees who don't report weight, other measurements

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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.