CVS Weight Policy Creates Stir - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

CVS Weight Policy Creates Stir

Posted: Updated:

CVS is coming under fire for a controversial policy that requires employees who utilize the company health insurance to report their weight, body fat, and glucose levels to the insurance company If they choose not to, they will face a monthly premium increase of $50, or $600 a year.

Whatever the CVS abbreviation officially stands for, the moniker took on a new meaning with its health policy that's sparking Conversations of Vigorous Substance.

"It does seem like it could be considered an invasion of privacy," said KJ Lehman.

But, he says, he sees the economics of the issue as well when it comes to insurance premiums.

"You want to pay as little as you can, the company wants to pay as little as they can for you as well," he said.

"I'm not against it, I think something needs to be done," said Janet Darling-Roden, who sees it as an issue of equality.

"Maybe it's fair that people who smoke and disregard their health should have to pay a little extra because its really not fair to the people that work hard and take care of their health.,' she said.

And speaking of taking care of their health...

"I was 300 pounds and got down to 208," said KJ.

And this from a guy who's business is food. Surrounded by it throughout the day. Why the change?

"The inspiration was to just get healthier, to change my lifestyle," he said.

A topic of culture, value, and sensitivity, a policy possibly coming to the company you work for.

"You've just got to decide what do you want to do more? Do you want to go ahead and live a lifestyle that's maybe not as healthy, and enjoy the taste of food, or would you like to maybe perhaps save some money on your insurance premiums?" said Lehman.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Power Outages Continue to Climb in Northeast Oklahoma

    Power Outages Continue to Climb in Northeast Oklahoma

    PSO confirms more than 10,000 customers are currently without power in Osage and Washington Counties as of midnight.More >>
    PSO confirms more than 10,000 customers are currently without power in Osage and Washington Counties as of midnight.More >>
  • Live Weather Update: Severe Weather

    Live Weather Update: Severe Weather

    The Tulsa's Channel 8 Weather Team is watching severe weather in our area.More >>
    The Tulsa’s Channel 8 Weather Team is watching severe weather in our area.More >>
  • Locals Excited About New Addition At Lake Keystone

    Locals Excited About New Addition At Lake Keystone

    Music, food and a beautiful view; that's how dozens of lake goers spent their Labor Day. They came out to the new two level bar and restaurant located at the harbor at Crosstimbers on Keystone Lake."We have the newest one of if not the largest floating restaurants in Oklahoma," said Ron Howell, owner and developer.Owner Howell gave me a tour of the restaurant. The downstairs has a long bar, flat screen TV's and about 50 seats inside."This is really designed to be an open air facility, but al...More >>
    Music, food and a beautiful view; that's how dozens of lake goers spent their Labor Day. They came out to the new two level bar and restaurant located at the harbor at Crosstimbers on Keystone Lake."We have the newest one of if not the largest floating restaurants in Oklahoma," said Ron Howell, owner and developer.Owner Howell gave me a tour of the restaurant. The downstairs has a long bar, flat screen TV's and about 50 seats inside."This is really designed to be an open air facility, but al...More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.