CVS Employees to Hand Over Medical Info or Risk Penalty

Health insurance policy demands workers reveal personal data or pay $600.
1:54 | 03/20/13

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A giant drug store company, cvs, says employees should go to a doctor for a health screening, or face a possible charge of $600 a year. Abc's steve osunsami on the big reaction brewing tonight. Reporter: Cvs bosses aren't being shy, telling w enrolled in their health plans to either get themselves to a doctor for a screening -- or start paying a surcharge, an extra $600 a year for their company's health insurance. All of the people covered under our health care will be more accountable for taking control of our health and our costs. Reporter: Body weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol -- those are the numbers that matter. And according to company documents, if they aren't good, workers have a year to make them better, or you may have fewer health options to choose from the next time you enroll. The approach they're taking is based on the assumption that somehow these people need a whip, they need to be penalized to make themselves healthy. Reporter: Cvs says most employers offer health incentives. But concerned employees tell us this isn't the carrot and feels more like the stick. Ccs says not so. Across the country, we do have an emdemic of obesity, too much smoking and a lot of people who don't take care of themselves. We are trying to take the bull by the horns and do somet about it. Reporter: All of this is perfectly legal. Just ask brad seff. He worked for broward county, florida, took them to court when they charged him $40 more a month for refusing their tests. And then lost. People who are arrested have more rights, they can't be forced to give blood samples. Reporter: He thinks it's fine people want a healthier workforce, but not at the expense of people's rights. Still ahead here on "world news," the big change coming

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