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).
Updated to include information on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, affecting unemployment benefits.
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Updated to reflect an HHS bulletin that addresses HIPAA privacy and the coronavirus.
The modern incarnation of wellness programs began in the 1980s when companies decided that it made economic sense to encourage employees to live healthier lives. But what began as a focus on physical health has shifted to a more holistic view of wellness, including fitness, mental health, work/life balance and financial security.
The DOL intends to clarify that the cost of providing wellness programs, onsite specialist treatment, exercise opportunities, employee discounts on retail goods and services, and certain tuition benefits may be excluded from an employee's regular rate of pay.
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HR guidance on workplace wellness programs and the impact to health care costs.
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