Honeywell International, founded in Minnesota, recently implemented a plan to reduce health care costs and promote healthy living for employees.Sounds good so far.But the company went a step further by penalizing workers financially if they and their spouses refused to agree to a biometric testing.That’s a harmless enough sounding concept. But what it means is you let medical providers for the company draw blood to check for health problems, such as diabetes. It means they would also would test you, and your spouse, for blood pressure, HDL, total cholesterol and glucose.Oh, and they’d need your height and weight, and that of your spouse. And while they’re at it, let’s run a tape measure around your waistline to see how you are doing with that diet.
More details at the link.Failure to agree to the tests brings a hefty price, up to $4,000 per family in penalties and lost company contributions.