JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some health insurance companies are now tracking the spending habits of their customers, meaning what you buy at the clothing store or at a restaurant could set off a red flag that you have an unhealthy lifestyle.
Big Brother is spying on what size clothes you buy. This isn't a joke. Insurance companies working with employers are tracking what you do in your life and then contacting you and saying "hey we've noticed you've bought a clothing size two sizes larger than what you used to buy. You packing on a little bit of weight, do you want to talk to somebody about your nutrition?"
I'm not kidding.
When your employer provides health care coverage to you, the insurers are buying outside data on you, tracking your movements, what you do, where you do it, your habits, your shopping, your eating out.
They see a lot of high calorie meals out - well you might get a reminder about nutrition programs available. I know supposedly they are looking out for our health, I think they are looking out for our wallet in a way that's not okay.
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