A Company’s Major Health Controversy

You may have heard of the company CVS. I mean I only visit the drugstore about 14 times a week, so I assume that it’s somewhat popular. What you may not know, however, is that they are completely strict when it comes to their employees.

CVS is now requiring its 200,000 employees who use the company insurance plan to provide their weight, height, body fat and blood pressure. The company is calling it 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.”

CVS is offering to pay for the health screenings, if needed. Employees must sign a form that says that the screening is voluntary and that it’s approved to send the results to the company’s insurance carrier. Those who don’t participate have to pay an extra $50 a month for health coverage, an additional $600 per year.

Some may think that this is an obstruction of privacy, but I’m not so sure. I’ve heard of multiple other companies following these same rules, and in many instances, these health screenings catch health issues that the employees were unaware of having, resulting in lives being saved.

How do you feel about this issue?

Ally | Elite.

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