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Penn State to require worker weigh-ins, med screenings

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in Employee Benefits Program,Human Resources

In an effort to control health care costs, Pennsylvania State University is requiring covered employees and their spouses or partners to provide specific health information and submit to a battery of blood tests. Other­­wise, they’ll pay a $100 surcharge on top of their health premiums.

The plan appears to test the legal limits of wellness programs.

To avoid the surcharge, employees must provide a “full lipid profile” and glucose, body mass index and waist-circumference measurements. High­­mark, Penn State’s health insurance carrier, will provide mobile facilities to collect the information from em­­ployees and their spouses or partners.

Note: While some studies suggest wellness programs provide health care savings, no long-term studies exist to suggest those savings are sustainable. Employers should weigh all the implications—including poor employee morale—before jumping on the wellness bandwagon.

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