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Proposed EEOC Rules Address Wellness Programs

Authored by John Westercamp On April 20, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published proposed regulations addressing wellness programs.  The EEOC estimates that approximately 400,000-600,000 employers offer wellness programs which are regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  … Continue reading

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EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Employee Wellness Program

On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed suit in Wisconsin federal court challenging an employee wellness program’s legality under the Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”). As noted in a press release, this lawsuit is the … Continue reading

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Final Wellness Program Rules: Health-Contingent Programs

The new final wellness program rules were released on June 3, 2013 and apply to wellness programs with plan years that begin on or after January 1, 2014.  Under the final rules, wellness programs are divided into participatory programs and … Continue reading

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Compliance Alert: New Wellness Program Regulations Released

On June 3, 2013, the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services released new regulations applicable to wellness programs. The new regulations clarify how the PPACA’s wellness rules interact with pre-existing rules established by the Health Insurance … Continue reading

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