Items Tagged ‘health screening’

March 25, 2013

A Choice for Employees: Get a Health Screening or Pay an Extra $600

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

CVS Caremark employees with company health insurance are being asked to take a free health screening—for basic metrics such as weight, body fat, blood pressure, and glucose levels—or have their premiums increase by $50 per month ($600 annually). ..Financial incentives, even negative ones, do seem to get people’s attention. A recent Mayo Clinic study of obese Mayo employees and dependents […]

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Tags: Bloomberg Businessweek, CVS Caremark, financial incentives, health insurance, health screening, premium increase


February 9, 2010

Men need to create health testing plans

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Research indicates that men tend to seek help less often than women, and this includes the underuse of medical and mental health services. Harris Interactive conducted an online survey for the American Academy of Family Physicians and found that 85 percent of men will seek medical attention when they’re sick but will first wait several […]

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Tags: health screening, men's health


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