The Wellable Blog

Apple Tightens Criteria For Digital Health Apps

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published final guidance articulating the difference between the “low-risk” digital health apps, devices for general health management, and those apps and devices that needed FDA 510(k) ...
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EEOC: Employers Must Provide Advance Notice To Employees For Screenings ...

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published new rules on May 17, 2016 that will require employers that offer wellness programs that collect employee health information (such as through a health risk assessment or biometric ...
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IRS: Cash Rewards For Wellness Program Participation Are Taxable

According to an advice memorandum released on May 27 by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS), an “employer may not exclude from an employee’s gross income payments of cash rewards for participating in a wellness program” or “exclude from ...
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EEOC Clarifies Wellness Regulations

On Monday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released final rules on how employers can offer workers financial incentives of up to 30% of the cost of their cheapest health insurance plans to participate in wellness programs without ...
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EEOC To Clarify Wellness Incentive Rules Under GINA

The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) issued a proposed rule on Friday that aims to clarify how wellness incentives apply to the health information of a spouse participating in an employer-sponsored wellness program.  The proposed rule ...
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Texas Law Limits Corporate Wellness Program Liability

A law signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott will provide limitation on liability for employers who establish and maintain employee wellness programs.  Recognizing the adverse impact wellness compliance uncertainty is having on corporate wellness ...
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EEOC Update: When Does Employee Wellness Go Too Far?

Ever since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed lawsuits against Honeywell and other companies for having wellness programs that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal regulations, employers have been ...
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EEOC Issues Proposal For Wellness Programs

Since the expansion of wellness programs through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has been growing concern from employers on what qualifies as a compliant program.  This has culminated in a number of lawsuits from the Equal Employment ...
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Congress To Provide Clarity On Employee Wellness Programs

After the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed lawsuits on numerous employers, such as Honeywell, companies continue to seek more certainty on wellness regulations and compliance (Part 1 and Part 2 overview of wellness regulations).  ...
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Senate Hearing Airs Concerns About Wellness Incentives, Misses Mark

In late January, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee organized a hearing in response to employer consternation about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) moves to take employers to court over wellness ...
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