I’m kind of wondering how you’ll all feel about this. Do you think you should pay the same for your insurance than those around you that are really living unhealthy lifestyles?
More and more companies are starting to do this and I really don’t think it’s a bad idea. I paid more for my car insurance for YEARS because I smoked. I think now that they’re adding weight, people are more horrified because you have a choice if you smoke and if you “chose” unhealthy lifestyle habits, that’s not your fault??? Right? That’s what “most” people think. I don’t but many do. I think anything you’re trying to quit is hard. You have to give up one habit and gain another. I also really like how they’re offering gym memberships and stop smoking programs.
I don’t feel being a smoker is any different than being overweight and I’ve been both. Quitting smoking is BY FAR the hardest thing I’ve ever had to overcome. Dieting is hard but smoking was much harder for me.
How do you feel? Do you feel if you do everything in your life to be healthy that you should share the cost of group healthcare in the workplace?