EEOC’s new wellness program rules give employers more to consider

May 16, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Employers are getting a look at new final rules affecting how they structure wellness programs, rules that are meant to clear up conflicts among various federal laws but that also may make administration of wellness programs more challenging.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new rules describe how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness programs that request health information from employees and their spouses. The rules—one dealing with the ADA and the other with GINA—explain how workplace wellness programs can comply with the ADA and GINA consistent with provisions in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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COBRA Bills Face Uncertain Future as Federal Subsidy Begins to Expire

November 30, 2009 7 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 21, 2009: President signs bill including COBRA subsidy extension

By Ashley Gillihan and Carolyn Smith

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House Health Reform Bill’s Impact on Employers

November 03, 2009 1 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 16: COBRA Subsidy Extension Provisions Likely to Be Enacted As Part of DOD Appropriations Act

By Ashley Gillihan and John Hickman

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Our Best Benefits Bet: Congress Will Extend COBRA Subsidy

October 07, 2009 5 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 21, 2009: President signs bill including COBRA subsidy extension

by Ashley Gillihan

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