The Wellable Blog

Experts Explain Details Surrounding Proposed EEOC Rule Changes

Following years of anticipation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is finally moving forward with new guidance regarding incentives in employee wellness programs. In a public meeting held on June 11, 2020, commissioners gave an ...
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With Reopening Plans Underway, Employers Shouldn’t Leave Out Benefits ...

In May, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business operations, the IRS issued a notice giving employers the option to allow employees to make changes to their health insurance plans and benefits enrollment. Typically, employees have to ...
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USPSTF Recommends Hypertension Screening for All Adults

Hypertension is one of the most common physical health issues today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of all American adults struggle with high blood pressure. With that in mind, it’s no surprise the US ...
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EEOC Announces New Rules For Wellness Program Incentives

On June 11, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted in favor of a proposed rule regarding incentives in employer wellness programs. This new proposal clarifies the level of incentives employers may legally offer in their ...
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Amazon Sued Over COVID-19 Employee Safety Concerns

For many employers right now, it isn’t just health fears or financial concerns alone that are driving their work policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some worry about legal risks, should a worker become sick or a spread of the illness begins in ...
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CDC Releases Reopening Recommendations For Office Spaces

Communities across the country are in the process of lifting restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. The majority of these initial reopening phases have focused on how service-oriented businesses (such as restaurants, salons, and recreation centers ...
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Navigating COVID-19 Employee Health Checks With Limited Legal Guidance

As employers focus on ways in which they can continue essential operations, reopen businesses, and implement safety precautions in light of COVID-19, many have questions regarding the legality of employee health checks. Several companies, such as ...
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EEOC To Update Wellness Rules In January 2020

In mid-2018, just before the then-current wellness regulations were to expire in January 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made it clear to the public that they had no immediate plans to issue new wellness regulations. ...
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Yale Lawsuit Highlights Risks Of Mandatory Wellness Programs

Companies offer wellness programs because leaders and employees see the benefits of promoting physical, mental, social, and financial fitness. However, sometimes, companies can get too heavy-handed in their promotion of better health.
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No Action From EEOC On Wellness Regulations

The current wellness regulations sunset in January 2019, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has employers guessing “what’s next” by making no moves to institute new ones.  Before diving into what this means for employers, a ...
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