Wellness Programs and Water Bottles – EEOC Proposes New Rules under the ADA and GINA

Tasha PattersonLegislative Updates

Since 1996, when Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), employers have been struggling with whether and to what extent they could offer incentives to employees to participate in certain “wellness programs.” On Jan. 7, the EEOC proposed a new approach that may provide employers some certainty, particularly as many employers are wondering about incentives to encourage employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

November 2018: Electronic PDF

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November 2018 Healthcare and Wellness Health and wellness play an important role in keeping employees at work, reducing healthcare costs, and increasing productivity. This issue of @Work magazine features case … Read More

Absence Matters: Culture of Health

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Creating a Workplace Culture of Health By Bryon Bass SVP, Disability and Absence Practice & Compliance Sedgwick While it may not be easy to define a healthy workplace environment, it’s … Read More

Engaging Today’s Workforce: Employee Wellness

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The Importance of Flexibility for Employee Wellness By Phil Bruen, VP Group Life and Disability Products MetLife In today’s competitive job market, with unemployment at record lows and employers struggling … Read More

Aligning Workers’ Compensation: Potential Synergies

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Potential Synergies: Wellness, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability Programs By Gary Anderberg, PhD SVP Claim Analytics Gallagher Basset Multiple studies show that obesity and other common chronic comorbid conditions drive up … Read More