Several months ago, the EEOC announced its intent to issue regulations interpreting whether employer wellness plans are legal or illegal medical exams under the ADA. Thankfully, last Thursday the EEOC published its proposed regulations, and its good news...
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is obsessed with wellness programs.
Or, as the EEOC likes to describe them "'so-called' wellness programs." And not in a "yay, so-called wellness programs are super" kinda...
Thanks to Kate Bischoff of The Employment Law Navigator for bringing this to our attention.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a petition yesterday in federal court in Minnesota to stop Honeywell International, Inc., from requiring that...
Employers have been waiting for the EEOC to provide direction with respect to its position on wellness programs and the impact of the ADA on them. Last May, the EEOC held a hearing where it heard from a broad spectrum of interested groups on the topic...
by Mark Jeffries and Lindsay Bouffard
Wellness programs are surging in popularity as employers seek to reduce steadily rising healthcare costs. But could a well-intentioned wellness program end up costing you? With open enrollment for medical plans...
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...
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...
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...
by Marcia L. DePaula
Many employers who provide health coverage to their employees have initiated wellness programs within the workplace over the years in order to reduce health care costs. These wellness programs may include initiatives to motivate...
NOTE: As I breathlessly reported last week , the EEOC has issued its long-awaited proposed rule on employer wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act. ( Here is a nicer copy than the one that was available then.) Brian Magargle , who knows...
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...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit* has held that employers may use "sticks" to encourage participation in wellness programs as well as "carrots," if the wellness program is part of a group health or other benefit plan...
On May 8, 2013, the EEOC conducted a meeting and received testimony from a broad spectrum of advocates on the topic of the interplay between the wellness programs and federal anti-discrimination laws. The headline of the press release concerning the meeting...