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 1 or pay a higher premium for their health insurance. The penalty for not reporting these numbers is $600 a year.
In a statement, CVS Caremaker says the move is designed to help employees engage more actively to improve their health and manage health-associated costs. The company also says all personal health information will be collected and reviewed by a third party and the information is never shared with CVS Caremark.
CVS says it will pay for the screenings.