In an effort to get employees more involved in managing their health, CVS has adopted a new policy that requires employees who use the company’s health insurance to report their weight, body fat, and glucose levels to the insurer. Those workers who choose not to will see their monthly premium increase $50 ($600 per year). CVS will pay for the screenings, and employees have until May 1 to comply.
As today (April 5) is the first Friday in April, it is National Walk to Work Day. This annual event, which is promoted by Prevention magazine and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Podiatric Medical Association, encourages people to walk for all or part of their daily commute.