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GINA Compliance for Welfare Plan Sponsors

February 20, 2024 (2 min read)

Advise your clients on compliance issues under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), Pub. L. No. 110-233, for employer welfare plans, specifically group health plans and wellness programs. Ensure individuals are protected against discrimination in health insurance coverage and employment based on their genetic information. Get up to speed on key definitions and concepts under GINA, review the prohibitions on the collection and use of genetic information and other rules in the context of group health plans, and compare GINA’s requirements to your clients’ wellness programs and health risk assessments.

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