Health Insurance Drug Test?
April 4, 2006 8:07 AM Subscribe
Am I likely to be required to take a drug test to get health insurance?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (20 answers total)
I am trying to get health insurance for the first time. I applied online, and didn't hear back right away. Then I got a letter saying that they wanted me to take a physical within the next two weeks. This seems reasonable since I haven't had health insurance before, but now I'm concerned that they will ask me to take a drug test while I'm there.
Also, there was one question on the application about having used "chewing tobacco, smoking tobacco, or marijuana" in the last six months, and I instinctively said no since I don't use tobacco and by habit don't tend to admit to illegal activities. Would it have been better to just say yes? Would I still get insurance? Oddly, I don't remember any questions about any other types of drug use.