Health and wellness in the workplace. Can they require blood draw for things that don't affect our insurance going up or down?
My employer is participating in a Health and Wellness campaign. This started last October 2012 and we have had a year to
1. quit smoking
2. loose 10% of our weight or have our BMI under 30.
My question is, how can my employer require me to have a screening which involves:
1. Waistline measurement
2. Blood pressure measurement
3. Blood draw to test for glucose, HDL and triglyceride levels
When NONE of these factors contribute to my insurance rates going up or staying the same? They are also not requiring a blood draw for the smoking, only an affidavit signed stating we don’t smoke.
We can step on a scale and sign the paper, why the other tests? Can they require this?