The Wellable Blog

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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Wellness Regulations For Dummies (Part 2)

This post is Part 2 of our high-level overview of the regulatory framework guiding wellness programs.  If you haven’t done so already, check out Part 1 so you can get the full scoop on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Americans with ...
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Wellness Regulations For Dummies (Part 1)

The second half of 2014 ended with a number complaints filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against wellness programs, including the EEOC’s first direct challenge under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ...
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Honeywell Lawsuit: When Does Employee Wellness Go Too Far?

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against Honeywell, and this isn’t the first.  The EEOC claims Honeywell required its employees and their spouses to "submit to medical tests or risk being penalized up to ...
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Wisconsin’s Healthy Jobs Act

Last Thursday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, signed the Healthy Jobs Act, putting in place state funding for worksite wellness program grants. The Healthy Jobs Act is an example of bi-partisan legislation aimed at promoting private sector ...
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MA Small Employer Wellness Program Tax Credit

In late 2012, Wellable was excited to hear that the Massachusetts legislature enacted legislation providing that employers that initiate a wellness programs for their employees will be eligible for an annual wellness tax credit of up to $10,000.   ...
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HHS Finalizes Employee Wellness Regulations

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury released final rules describing the standards for employee wellness programs and rewards associated with them as part of the Affordable Care Act.   The final rules will take ...
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