I've complained before about how my husband's company jacks up the price of the monthly health insurance premium by a hundred bucks a month if one does not participate in the twice yearly health screening. Of course for a savings of twelve hundred dollars I'll go get some blood drawn and my body fat measured, BMI scored, blood pressure measured...the indignity of it being that it's done in a public place.
Well, apparently next year the company is bending over backwards to pay for smoking cessation programs for the employees who smoke. Good for them. And for those who still choose to smoke...there's that extra hundred dollars a month they get to pay. Hmmmm, how do I feel about that?
Well, they are a private company and can do what they will w/ their health care plan. Employees and family members get to decide how to respond to it. It feels a wee bit "big brotherish" but that's the world we live in these days.
And it does make me wonder...will they be coming after us "fatties" next?????? If they pay for me to go to Weight Watchers (or something like it), and make participation and progress in a weight loss program dependent on whether they pay the insurance premium or not, WHAT would I do??????? It's all theoretical at this point, heh. I'm just sniffing out which way the wind blows.