Lately, employers have really started to crack down on employee health. Lancaster General Hospital, for example, no longer hires people who smoke. And now CVS is taking it a step further.
CVS Pharmacy calls its "A Plan for Health". Employees have been told that they must report personal health information, including weight, body fat, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Workers must also be tobacco free or enroll in an cessation program by next year.
Those who refuse will have to pay $50 more for health coverage each month, totaling $600 a year.
Richard Hoffman doesn't agree. "I don't like it. I think some things are personal. And the company doesn't have a right to know. What we do on our own time is our own business."
CVS gave us this statement: "We want to help our employees to be as healthy as they can be, which is why we decided to implement this plan. Health care programs that incent employees to be healthier are not new. All personal health data from these screenings are collected and reviewed by a third party. Privacy is rigorously protected." - Mike DeAngelis, CVS Pharmacy
But, critics worry CVS will use the information and start firing unhealthy workers.
"That's exactly what's going to happen. That is what they are going to do. That's why they want to do this. They want to trim the fat, so to speak." Hoffman said.
CVS has 6000 stores and employs more than 80,000.