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You knew this was coming...

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ethics, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    In my corporate email today:

    From: HR_Benefits
    Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 9:31 AM
    Subject: 2015 US Open Enrollment - Biometric Screenings and Health Risk Assessments

    Jefferies’ 2015 Healthcare Benefits Open Enrollment will take place from October 20th through November 14th. While further details on 2015 Open Enrollment will be forthcoming, we wanted to follow-up to the jFIT Wellness email we all received last week from Rich and Brian. As they mentioned, we want to encourage everyone to complete a biometric screening and Health Risk Assessment. To encourage this, the employee contribution rate for employees who complete BOTH of these will remain flat in 2015. If you decide not to complete either or both of these items, there will be a 5% increase in your employee medical contribution compared to the 2014 rate.

    The deadline to complete both the biometric screening and Health Risk Assessment is February 28, 2015. Increases in employee medical contributions for those who decline to participate would be effective on April 1, 2015.

    Now, I am fit, I work out 4 days a week, my body fat is 12% and this isn't about me, it's about how easy the insurance companies got their feet in the door and how this is coming for everyone.
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  2. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Yep. Companies are also doing nicotine tests and if you test positive (doesn't matter whether it's from a patch, gum, e-cig, etc.) they tag you as a smoker with higher rates.
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Hooray for AMERIKA!
  4. Andy


    "If you like your doctor...." -Snake Oil Salesman of the Century
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  5. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    They just better not touch my junk.
  6. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    who are you kidding? Barry himself will lead the search party!
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  7. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    We have the same thing happening. I'll see if I can resurrect the email, but it's basically the same stuff, except our email was written by the staff physician. :)
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  8. Sir Joseph

    Sir Joseph Registered User

    I have this at work, $150 off if you do the screening, the screening doesn't go to the company. They also have a tobacco surcharge of a few hundred dollars as well.

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