CVS wants to make sure you are a healthy bixch or they’ll find fun ways to cut you out.
Here’s an interesting concept catching fire in the corporate world. It’s called intimidating employees to tell their employees about their health concerns cause as you all know that shit is expensive and if there’s a way to do a detour round your ass corporate America will happily take it…
gawker: In an effort better manage its healthcare costs, the pharmacy brand CVS Caremark is now asking all employees who use company health insurance to have doctors assess their weight and body fat, among other things, measurements that will then be turned over to CVS’ insurer. The company is calling the assessment, which it will provide, “a health screening and wellness review so that colleagues know their key health metrics in order to take action to improve their numbers, if necessary.” Any employee who chooses to opt out of the screening will have their health coverage jump $50 per month, according to the Boston Herald.
Of course we all know that the option of opting out is hardly an option and will leave you in bad stead with headquarters, never mind the ignominy of having to fork over an extra $50 cause you want to keep some things to yourself. Then again maybe if someone is subsidizing your healthcare they deserve to know how out of shape you really are?
A spokesperson for the group Patient Privacy Rights told the Herald that CVS is being “incredibly coercive and invasive.” Alas, the Huffington Post reports that health screenings will probably increase in the age of Obama’s Affordable Care Act:
Obamacare could make such practices more common. The health care reform law allows employers to levy a higher penalty against workers who don’t participate in company wellness programs. In some cases, workers could also have to pay more if they don’t meet certain health targets like appropriate body mass index.
Aren’t you glad corporate America has such a profound concern for your health? What aisle did you say the fat free frittos are?
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