CVS asks workers to report weight, body fat or pay fine


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A new move by the drugstore chain CVS Pharmacy is fueling debate over the rights to privacy, by requiring employees to provide personal health information like their weight and body fat percentage, or pay hundreds of dollars in fines.

According to WSOC, all employees who subscribe to the company’s heath care plan, have until May 1, 2014 to visit a doctor and document details like their weight, body fat, glucose levels and other vitals.

If they don’t, they’ll have to pay an extra $50 per month or $600 a year for their health insurance.

The company said it’s all to improve health and manage health-associated costs.

CVS said the health screenings are private and the company would never see the information.

Read more at WSOC

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