All Items: Wellness Programs

  • Wellness Program Opt-Out Fees Lead to $1.3 Million Settlement for Yale

    March 11, 2022

    Yale University's wellness program violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) by forcing employees to either pay a fine to protect their civil rights or participate in the program against their will, a lawsuit alleged.

  • Federal Agencies Authorize COVID-19 Vaccine Discounts in Group Health Plans

    October 7, 2021

    New guidance from three federal agencies confirms that group health plans, including employer-based health insurance, may offer premium discounts to participants who receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Delta Air Line Insurance Surcharge for Unvaccinated Employees Raises HR Issues

    August 30, 2021

    Delta Air Lines' announcement that it will charge a $200 monthly surcharge on unvaccinated employees enrolled in the Delta healthcare plan raises several HR-related issues.

  • EEOC Proposes Wellness Incentive Limits

    January 7, 2021

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a pair of proposed rules that would amend the incentives employers may offer to encourage participation in wellness programs that require disclosure of medical or genetic information without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

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