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By: Matt Ingold

July 7th, 2016

How has the EEOC Ruling Impacted Wellness Incentives?

Wellness | Healthcare Compliance | Compliance & Auditing

In May of 2016, the EEOC published final versions of rules pertaining to employer wellness plan compliance. The updates addressed: Incentive caps for wellness plans that require employees to disclose biometric information (BMI) Incentive caps for wellness plans that require BMI from employee’s spouses who participate in voluntary plans So, why the change? The intent of the regulation was to provide employers with a common standard for which to measure the compliance of their wellness plans. Prior to the regulatory update, it was possible for employer wellness programs to be in compliance with the ACA, yet violating the ADA. The regulation goes into effect in 2017 of the renewal month of employer-sponsored coverage (plans renewing in July do not need to be in compliance until July of 2017). So what do you need to know?

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