Health Fit

Our company has started a program that requires us to login to a health tracking system.  It is a “Wellness Program”.   We are required to do different things, like participate in Health Fairs or 5K runs or go to quit smoking seminars.   You earn points for each of these things that you do.  You also earn points for having a yearly physical, having lab screens done, having a prostate check up, etc.

This is all well and good but I don’t like giving them all my information on the website.  The catch is that if you don’t participate they will start deducting 20 bucks a paycheck towards our health insurance.

This really smacks of an invasion of my privacy.  But guess what it is perfectly legal.  Go figure.

Anyway it is really irritating to me that companies can force use to participate by charging us money if we don’t. 

Even if I was a willing participant and do all of these things anyway, I don’t think it is any of their business.  Once again we give in and give up some personal rights and freedoms for the sake of money.

3 Responses to “Health Fit”

  1. I’m all for physical fitness but I have to agree with you, it should be our choice.

  2. It happens here to. It’s been going on for about three years now and we just joined it last month. Because Fred is my “domestic partner”, he has to do it too. m.

    • The hospital doesn’t recognize DPs for insurance here yet. We finally were able to register with the state, but there is no mandate for offering benefits.

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