Tag: Wellness Programs

Keep Employees Engaged and Productive with Wellness Programs

Employers that establish a defined workplace culture of wellness can achieve a widespread positive impact on the health and productivity of their employees while increasing engagement in company mission and goals, according to a study released by Humana® Inc. and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Proposed GINA rule clears up issue on wellness programs

A new proposed rule from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settles the question of whether employers are justified in seeking medical information on covered spouses participating in wellness programs. The proposed rule, published in the October 30 Federal Register, would amend regulations implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The proposed […]

The ACA: Do You Need to Train for Wellness Plan Requirements?

More of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been officially implemented this year, and organizations still have many questions as to which rules and regulations apply to them. With wellness programs becoming more common, some wonder if they are governed by the ACA (and if so, what they need to train for). […]

EEOC calling for changes to ADA regulations related to wellness programs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing how employer wellness programs can be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC announced the proposed rule on April 16, and it was published in the Federal Register on April 20. Members of the public have until […]

The ACA—Wellness Plan Requirements?

More aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are being officially implemented, and organizations have many questions as to which rules and regulations apply to them. Wellness programs are on the rise, and some wonder if they are governed by the ACA. Know the facts in order to comply.

Are There Wellness Plan Requirements Under the ACA?

As more of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are officially implemented, there are many questions as to what rules and regulations apply to individual organizations. Wellness programs are rising in popularity, and some wonder if they are governed by the ACA. It’s important for employers to know the facts in order to […]

EEOC weighs in on employer wellness plans

by Kelly Smith-Haley January is here, which means diet, exercise, and wellness resolutions aren’t far behind.  And, like many of us, the EEOC has “wellness plans” on its list of 2015 New Year’s resolutions.  The Chicago branch of the EEOC recently filed its third action alleging that an employer-sponsored wellness program violates the Americans with […]