WOONSOCKET, RI – It seems that employees of CVS Pharmacy really can expect something ‘extra’, just like the company logo says.
A new policy cooked up in the Woonsocket, RI, corporate headquarters requires every single one of the 200,000 or more employees signed up for the company health plan to voluntarily get a physical that covers weight, glucose levels, and body fat, among other things.
Employees who voluntarily decide not to go along with the requirement will have to pay an extra $600 a year for their health insurance.
CVS would not confirm to us if they really do have a ‘play or pay’ healthcare plan, but the company spokesman cited industry statistics that suggest 30 percent of big companies offer ‘incentives’ to their employees to take the screenings.
Man, at times like this, it`s nice to know Obamacare is looking out for us.