A new policy by CVS Pharmacy requires every one of its nearly 200,000 employees who use its health plan to submit their weight, body fat, glucose levels and other vitals or pay a monthly fine.
Employees who agree to this testing will see no change in their
health insurance rates, but those who refuse will have to pay an extra $50 per month - or $600 per year - for the company's health insurance program.
Smokers that work for the drug store chain will either have to quit by 2014 or take a smoking-cessation program.
In a statement, CVS Caremark says the move is designed to help collegues engage more actively to improve their health and manage health-associated costs.
The company also states that all personal health information will be collected and reviewed by a third party and the information is never shared with CVS.