ObamaCare weighs in: CVS tells employees to reveal personal health info -- or pay up
Looks like ObamaCare may be rearing its head. In the wake of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, CVS is telling its employees they need to reveal their height, weight, body fat percent and other personal information for health insurance purposes.
The Rhode Island-based company, which employs around 200,000 individuals, is telling workers who use its health insurance they need to have a wellness review done -- or pay up.
CVS says it will pay for the health reviews and the information will go to a third party administrator of CVS's benefits, not CVS itself. According to the company, CVS bosses will not be able to access their employees' health records.
The idea is to incentivize healthy living. CVS says the idea is nothing new.
...telling workers who use its health insurance they need to have a wellness review done -- or pay up.
If CVS is paying for their healthcare, they are allowed to take steps to reduce it's cost. If an employee doesn't like it, he/she can go pay their own.
quote:I dont' either. If they are being forced to pay for care, the Golden Rule applies. He who has the Gold, makes the Rules.
I don't see a problem with it.