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
Act as well as other statutes that the...
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 programs may violate federal law.
The EEOC held...
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 guidance on how the
Americans with Disabilities...
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 who meet certain
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 for employers who use these programs to keep down...
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 lot more than I do about the Health Insurance...
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 an employee to become healthier through exercise...