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Now is your chance to fight back against intrusive, coercive wellness programs!

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I hate to knock the HealthFairs USA posting off the front page, since it is still bringing in lots of hits and providing lots of laughs. (If you missed the addendum, their reference site is Wells Fargo.)

However, there is some time-sensitivity on this more serious one.  My AARP friends (and, yes, I am old — that picture on linkedin is from 2006, and I wasn’t young even then) are the only ones brave enough to fight the good fight against the Business Roundtable and US Chamber of Commerce, whose goal is to make wellness programs so onerous that most employees will fail them…and the penalties will flow right to the bottom line of their member companies.   (It is ironic that while both candidates talk about the forgotten working class, neither is actually willing to stand up to their overlords on the subject of forced wellness programs, one of the few places where there really is a simple solution that would help working people.)

Here’s what they have to say and have asked me to disseminate in real time:

Does your employer charge you more for health insurance if you don’t give your health information to the “wellness” program? AARP thinks participation in workplace wellness programs should be genuinely voluntary. If you must surrender your or your family’s health information to a wellness program in order to avoid paying higher insurance premiums, AARP needs to hear from you now! We are especially interested in hearing from AARP members who are being affected by wellness “incentives.” Please share your story, privately and confidentially, by contacting Brian Dittmeier at by no later than October 17, 2016.



In the immortal words of the great philosopher Pat Benatar, hit me with your best shot.

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