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Cozen O'Connor

Workplace Wellness Programs – Key Legal Considerations

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Wellness programs have been, and continue to be, of interest to both employees and employers. Employees are more and more aware of healthy living initiatives. ...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Back at Square One: The Questionable Status of Employer Wellness Plans

Sponsored wellness plans that include incentives to employees who voluntarily disclose personal health information as part of disability-related inquiries or medical examinations are in legal limbo after the EEOC removed the...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

EEOC’s Proposed Changes May Lead to Increased Charge Activity and Subsequent Litigation

On February 22, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to update and amend procedural regulations to fully digitize the EEOC’s charge processing and records...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

SuperVision - Labor & Employment Law Insights - Issue 1, March 2019

The Editor's Note - Welcome to 2019's first edition of SuperVision, the e-newsletter from Spilman Thomas & Battle's Labor & Employment Law Group... ...In this edition of SuperVision, Carrie Grundmann explains a recent...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Driving Blindfolded: EEOC Withdraws Guidance On Wellness Programs

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Effective January 1, 2019, the EEOC withdrew its prior guidance on the level of incentives employers may offer their employees to convince those workers to participate in employer-sponsored wellness...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - February 2019

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Team (US-CERT) recently issued an advisory outlining three vulnerabilities of Drager Infinity Delta patient monitoring devices. The...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Wellness Programs Continue To Face Compliance Challenges

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The rules for employer-sponsored wellness programs continue to be a moving target; most recently, regulations issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) intending to address issues under the Americans with...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Privacy Tip #176 – Sharing Your Genetic Information With Private Companies

I had very interesting conversations with both of my classes in the last week over the sharing of genetic information in the context of learning about the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA)....more

Poyner Spruill LLP

Wellness Programs - An Update in Evolving Compliance

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Defining “wellness” for any one person is no simple task and neither is deciphering a given wellness program’s compliance under the law. In 2016, when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its final...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Take Note: EEOC Vacates the Incentive Sections of its Final Wellness Regulations

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The EEOC has withdrawn the incentive provisions in its ADA and GINA wellness program regulations. The remaining provisions have less bite as a consequence, especially in the ADA context. But HIPAA wellness...more

Polsinelli

Employers: Be Mindful When Implementing Wellness Programs

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In October 2016, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) sought an injunction against the implementation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) final rules on wellness programs, alleging that the...more

Varnum LLP

2019 Wellness Program Incentives Affected by Final EEOC Rules

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On December 20, 2018 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) vacated the incentive provisions of its final wellness program regulations, effective January 1, 2019. ...more

Snell & Wilmer

EEOC Removes 30% Incentive Safe Harbor from Wellness Program Regulations

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) issued final rules, published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2018, that remove the 30% incentive provisions from the EEOC’s wellness program regulations...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

EEOC Withdraws Wellness Plan Incentive Rules

Employer wellness plans have attracted multiple legal challenges ranging from HIPAA concerns to allegations that such programs violate federal civil rights under GINA and the ADA. Adding to this confusion, the Equal...more

Miller Canfield

EEOC Rescinds Wellness Regulations

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") has rescinded Wellness Regulations it originally issued in May 2016. The change, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2019, has created uncertainty for employers who collect...more

Akerman LLP - Health Law Rx

New Year, New Wellness Program Rules

Employers with established wellness programs that collect health information and/or require a medical exam can no longer rely on the EEOC regulations to justify that incentives provided under their wellness programs are...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

New EEOC Rules Leave Incentive-Based Wellness Programs in Question

If you have a job or own a company, odds are that you or your employer offer some sort of wellness incentive program. According to a May 2018 survey by the National Business Group on Health and Fidelity Investments, 86...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

EEOC Withdraws Wellness Incentive Guidance

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has formally withdrawn the provisions in its regulations governing wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

EEOC Rescinds Wellness Incentive Rules

A not unexpected development. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has officially rescinded its regulations on wellness incentives under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Has The Grinch Stolen Wellness Plans This Christmas?

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Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the country, Employers wanted to help their employees be healthy, But unfortunately some lawyers, and the EEOC- Limited plans that ask about disability…...more

Carlton Fields

How State and Federal Laws Are Addressing the Use of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing by Insurance

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While life insurers traditionally have set premiums based on a multitude of complex actuarial tables, the recent boom in direct-to-consumer DNA testing produces, such as 23andMe and AncestryDNA, is expanding the universe of...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

The Sky is not Falling on Wellness Programs

There has been a flurry of recent legal newsletters and blog entries about the changes to wellness programs effective on January 1, 2019. The consistent theme of these articles is that wellness programs will be significantly...more

Fisher Phillips

3 Options For Providing Wellness Program Incentives In 2019…And Beyond

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Employers are about to enter into limbo when it comes to maintaining wellness programs, and you will soon need to make a decision about how you will implement any such programs at your workplace. As of January 1, 2019, the...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Patient Empowerment Through Technology is Focus of ENGAGE Conference

This follows the blog article posted November 28, “Connection and Innovation Take Center Stage at the Patient ENGAGE Conference” and is the second feature regarding the MedCity ENGAGE conference Nov. 6-7 in San Diego. Here,...more

Littler

Joint Employment, Wage and Hour Changes are on the Regulatory Horizon

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Employers will face fewer significant regulations in the coming year, according to the Trump administration's Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions ("regulatory agenda")....more

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