Employees of CVS Pharmacy who are provided health insurance through the company must participate in health screenings or face surcharges of $600 per year on their health plan. It's a new initiative of the national chain in their latest effort to keep their health insurance costs down and it might very well serve as a benchmark for other employers.

The CVS plan dictates that If the screening reveals an employee is a health risk, they must make an effort to manage the factors. If the employee smokes, they will either have to quit or join a cessation program within one year.