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Final Rules Issued on Wellness Programs

May 16, 2016 2:14:16 PM / by Deborah Hyde posted in ADA, Front Page Post, benefits CONSULTING, Deborah Hyde, GINA, wellness programs


On Monday, May 16, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two final rules related to employer wellness programs.

The two rules explain how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer-sponsored wellness programs that collect health information from employees and spouses. These rules take effect in January 2017 and address important issues related to program incentives, design, and confidentiality.

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