The Wellable Blog

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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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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