WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – It's a story that has a lot of you talking: CVS employees will have to reveal their body weight, body fat and other medical information or pay higher insurance premiums.
Now, we found out, the city of Wilmington has a similar policy for its employees.
All city employees and their spouses must take part in what they call a "Wellness Assessment" or they are forced to pay higher premiums.
The workers and their spouses have to give a blood draw to qualify for wellness incentives, which offset monthly premium costs. To qualify for the incentives, workers also have complete a healthy life plan following the assessment.
Employees who participate in the program get a $30 credit toward their insurance in each paycheck or $60 a month beginning in June 2012. According to the city, an employee can save up to $720 a year by taking part in the program. The program has been in place since 2010.
The city has more than 900 employees.
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