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Is Your Wellness Program Discriminatory?
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Jon Hyman

It is no secret that health care costs for employers and their employees are out of control in this country. Many employers have attempted to hold down these rising costs by offering wellness-program incentives - insurance premium reductions to employees... Read More

EEOC Talks Employer Wellness Programs; Provides an ADA Q&A
Posted on 23 May 2013 by Eric Meyer

Consistent with its strategic plan to provide up-to-date guidance on the requirements of antidiscrimination laws, last week, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued this press release in which it announced that it had revised... Read More

The EEOC and Wellness Programs: Time for an Answer?
Posted on 3 May 2013 by John Holmquist

The EEOC has announced that it will be holding a meeting on May 8, 2013, to hear from invited panelists on the treatment of wellness programs under federal law, with an emphasis on understanding the ways that the ADA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination... Read More

EEOC Signals Increased Focus on Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs
Posted on 10 May 2013 by Martha J. Zackin

A majority of US employers offer some sort of wellness program designed to reduce the cost of health insurance and healthcare costs, and to improve the health and well-being of employees. However, unless care is taken, even well-intentioned wellness... Read More