CVS Asks Workers to Report Weight, Body Fat

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How would you feel if you had to tell your weight and other personal information to your employer?

That’s what is happening with CVS employees right now, according to the Boston Herald.

A new policy requires workers who use company health insurance to report their weight, body fat and glucose levels to the insurer — or face a $600-a-year-penalty.

The move has a national data privacy group outraged.

“This is an incredibly coercive and invasive thing to ask employees to do,” Patient Privacy Rights founder Dr. Deborah Peel told the Boston Herald.

CVS said it will pay for the weight, body fat and blood screenings.

A spokesperson for the company defended the policy, saying in an email to the Herald, “Our benefits program is evolving to help our colleagues take more responsibility for improving their health and managing health-associated costs.”

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