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Wellness Program Rules

Wellness programs are a key component of employers’ efforts to promote employees’ overall health, well-being, productivity, and engagement with health benefit programs. Employer-sponsored wellness programs—and in particular, wellness incentives—are governed by a complex network of federal laws including HIPAA, ERISA, the ACA, the ADA, and GINA. As wellness programs evolve to meet employers’ and employees’ health and productivity goals, maintaining plan design flexibility will be critical. Therefore, the Business Group supports policies, laws, and regulations that preserve maximum flexibility for employers when modifying and tailoring wellness offerings to the needs of their employees and lines of business.

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Featured Resources

NBGH Public Policy Webinar: EEOC Regulatory Update NBGH Public Policy Webinar: EEOC Regulatory Update
This webinar details the EEOC’s current regulations governing employer-sponsored wellness programs.

EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Design Strategies and Examples for 2017 EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Design Strategies and Examples for 2017
This webinar provides examples of how current wellness program regulations apply to common wellness program designs.

Webinar — New Wellness Incentive Rules: Design Strategies and Examples for 2014 Webinar — New Wellness Incentive Rules: Design Strategies and Examples for 2014
This webinar provides an overview of the HIPAA and ACA regulations governing employer-sponsored wellness programs and how they apply to specific program designs.

 

Also of Interest

Comment Letter to the EEOC on Proposed Wellness Regulations
This comment letter details the Business Group’s positions on wellness program regulations.

 

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