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Until recently, Employers have had guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor on the HIPAA nondiscrimination rules but have not known for sure if they were meeting all the requirements of the ADA and GINA concerning wellness programs. The final regulations, issued in May of 2016 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC, have outlined ADA and GINA rules concerning required notices and maximum incentives making them effective as of the first day of the first p... Read more
On April 16th the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC, released long awaited proposed rules on how the Americans with Disability Act, ADA, apply to employer wellness programs.  Although there are some differences with the HIPAA regulations on employer based wellness programs, the proposed rules indicate the EEOC’s intent to provide some consistency with the HIPAA rules which prohibit health plans from discriminating against individuals based on a &ld... Read more