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CVS Wants Workers To Disclose Health Info Or Pay More For Health Insurance

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(Photo by: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

(CBS Charlotte) — CVS plans to adopt a new policy that will affect employees who participate in the company’s health insurance plan.

All 200,000 CVS employees can “voluntarily” undergo a WebMD Wellness Review that will determine their blood sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, and body mass/weight. For those employees who choose not to participate, or employees who fail to disclose their health information, their health insurance rate will increase by $50 per month — a $600 annual increase.

Additionally, CVS employees who choose to submit to a Wellness Review, are also required to take strides to improve their over-all health — if deemed necessary during the review.

Many companies throughout the United States offer wellness programs to their employees. However, few penalize workers who choose not to participate in the program.

Quite plausibly, CVS is opening the door for a future lawsuit
for breaching employee privacy.

-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte

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