Wellness Incentive Rules – and the Saga Continues…

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Yep, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is back to the drawing board, reworking and finalizing new wellness regulations for 2019. We know that all wellness programs must be deemed “voluntary” for employees to participate in; but employees can be penalized thousands of dollars for not doing a screening or answering personal health questions through… [Read More]

The Scoop on Wellness Regulations: Vendor Edition


As if HR didn’t have enough to keep track of already, in walked the EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) with more important regulations to take into account. Recently, the EEOC provided additional guidance on ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act) as they relate to wellness programs, as we covered… [Read More]

The Scoop on Wellness Regulations

Corporate Wellness

More and more employers are incorporating wellness programs into their plans each year. With the growing popularity of workplace wellness, comes the inevitable (you guessed it) government regulations. Are your wellness programs compliant with the ADA, the EEOC, ACA, and HIPAA? And who is this GINA? As planning for 2017 ramps up, now is a good… [Read More]

Sorry, Did You Say Voluntary?

Sorry, Did You Say Voluntary

A few weeks back, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules regarding how corporate wellness programs can be designed within the framework of existing anti-discrimination laws, namely the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA). The rules should serve as a roadmap on how to structure incentives… [Read More]

Employers: Avoid ADA Restrictions in Wellness Programs


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) could present an obstacle to Employer Sponsored Wellness Program initiatives as well as running counter to PPACA and national wellness trends. But a recent court ruling provides guidance on how a mandatory wellness program can be introduced within ADA rules. The ADA generally limits the circumstances in which an employer… [Read More]