Should I voluntarily provide information from my doctor to my employer?
August 20, 2012 4:31 AM Subscribe
My employer wants all employees to provide lab results in order to receive a deduction in insurance premiums. OK, or a little too Big Brother-ish?
posted by bookmammal to work & money (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've worked for a large international company for the past ten years. As an incentive, we have always been offered a (small--about $150 per year) reduction to our health insurance premiums in exchange for self-reporting basic health information via an online questionaire. This year, in order to receive the deduction, we are required to submit information from a doctor. This information includes the results of a full, basic blood workup.
Is this common? Is this requested in your workplace? This feels a bit too Big Brother for me. I know it's voluntary--I know the information goes to a third-party rather than directly to my employer--I'm not hiding anything about my health from my employer--but this just does not feel comfortable to me. I'm debating whether I should just do it, or decline and pay the full cost of my insurance premium. Thoughts?