CVS Employees must Reveal Body Weight or Pay Higher Premiums

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

CVS Pharmacy is telling their employee to weigh in or pay up.

The company says employees they must have a doctor determine their weight, height, body fat, blood pressure, glucose and fasting lipid levels by May 1 or pay an extra $50 per month, or $600 a year for benefits.

The Rhode Island-based company said in a statement the move is designed to help colleagues become more active to improve their health.

CVS said personal health information will be collected and reviewed by a third party and never shared with the company, according to CBS Los Angeles.

An article posted on the Today show's website said smokers working for CVS were also warned they "must be tobacco-free by May 1, 2014, or participate in the WebMD tobacco cessation program."

Several reports say CVS will pay for the health screenings for its 200,000 employees.

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