Report: CVS Caremark Demands Workers Disclose Weight, Health Info

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Employees at one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains must disclose personal health information — including their weight — or pay a $600-a-year fine, according to a published report.

CVS Caremark Corp. is requiring workers to reveal the information to their company’s insurance carrier or pay an extra $50 a month for health coverage, according to the Boston Herald.

CVS could not immediately be reached for comment. But a spokesman told the newspaper that “our benefits program is evolving to help our colleagues take more responsibility for improving their health and managing health-associated costs.”

Employees must reveal their weight, height, body fat and blood pressure, the paper reported.

For more on this story, including a statement about the controversy from CVS, click here.

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1 Comment

  • shorpone

    Individuals should buy their own insurance. Employers should have nothing to do with your health care. Nobody wants to change insurance every time they get a new job.