CVS pharmacy just modified its healthcare policy requiring employees to submit weight, height, body fat, glucose levels, and other vitals to their health plan. Those who decline to follow this will be fined $50 a month or $600 a year. Although this change has been controversial, 79% of companies in a 2013 survey by human resources consultancy Aon Hewitt reported offering incentives to employees who submit health information via questionnaires whereas 5% of companies penalized employees who did not. What are your thoughts about this policy? Do you think this change in policy will decrease healthcare costs by early prevention of chronic disease states?
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