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EEOC Proposed Wellness Rules

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With everything going on related to COVID, it might be easy to miss that the EEOC recently issued new proposed wellness program rules after a long period of silence regarding wellness incentives and how to handle the concerns of the ADA and GINA. However, these proposed changes are important to note for any company that has an employer-sponsored wellness program, because if finalized in their current form they may restrict the level of incentives you can use in certain circumstances.

Right now the proposed rules have been pulled back by the Biden Administration and are being reviewed. Most experts anticipate we will see similar rules come forward again soon, but there is a chance they could be changed. It’s important to be aware of the proposed rules, but experts don’t recommend making any program design changes based on them just yet. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and bring you the most up-to-date information as the rules are finalized, and how they’ll affect your organization’s wellness plan.

Please see the attached Alera Legal Alert for more detailed information about these proposed rules, keeping in mind that they may be later amended:

EEOC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Related to Wellness Programs

If you have questions, please reach out to your Fall River Client Manager.

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Tonya Young

Tonya is our Senior Account Manager and brings eleven years of prior insurance company expertise to Fall River, having worked at Anthem Blue Cross and Great-West Healthcare (now part of CIGNA). Tonya holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Originally from Minnesota, she loves the Colorado outdoors and enjoys family time with her young daughter.