So, um...., I've been avoiding discussing much of the contraceptive coverage debate until much of the dust settles.
However, this recent Arizona item left me speechless:
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-2 Monday to endorse a controversial bill that would allow Arizona employers the right to deny health insurance coverage for contraceptives based on religious objections.
Arizona House Bill 2625, authored by Majority Whip Debbie Lesko, R-Glendale, would permit employers to ask their employees for proof of medical prescription if they seek contraceptives for non-reproductive purposes, such as hormone control or acne treatment.Ignoring HIPAA concerns....
Alright HR peeps, do you really want to spend your time asking employees about their sex lives? Will this kind of activity get you closer to being the strategic HR partner you've aspired to be?