With corporate wellness programs on the rise, biometric screenings are more popular than ever. And when employees are living healthy, taking preventative measures to keep disease at bay and are aware of their potential health risks – they are going to the doctor less, which decreases expenses for the company. A biometric screening, sometimes called a biometric health screening or biometric assessment, provides a clinical survey of key health measures. Physicians measure physical characteristics such as height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose and aerobic fitness tests. A screening may be conducted at an employer health fair, at a commercial laboratory, at a provider’s office, or at home using a kit. Most employers offer a variety of options to allow all employees, and sometimes spouses, to participate in the screening program. Consult your company for specific wellness program participation requirements.