EEOC Webinar on Wellness Programs

There has been a fair amount of discussion on the intersection of employer wellness program rules and the ADA and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). An employer “wellness program” refers to health promotion or disease prevention programs and activities offered to employees either as part of a health insurance plan or as an employee benefit.  Often, the programs require employees to answer questions about their health and family health history, or undergo medical screening (e.g., blood pressure/cholesterol tests).  Since both the ADA and GINA include prohibitions on employer questions on these topics and medical exams for employees, the EEOC has been pro-active in providing guidance.  The webinar discussing the final rules on employer wellness programs is here: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/events/webcast-wellness.cfm

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