EEOC Issues Final ADA and GINA Rules on Wellness Programs

John GarnerCompliance, Resources

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules that describe how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to wellness programs offered by employers that request health information from employees and their spouses. The two rules provide guidance to employers about how workplace wellness programs can comply with the ADA and GINA and be consistent with provisions governing wellness programs in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as amended by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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