EEOC Proposes Rule Related to Employer Wellness Programs | California Employee Benefits

By: Nicole C. Baldwin
On April 20, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published a proposed rule related to employee wellness programs.
Employee wellness programs are typically offered by employers to improve employee health and reduce costs associated with health care.  Such programs often include incentives, such as cash or other prizes, to encourage employees to lead a healthier lifestyle.  These programs may also incorporate health-related screenings and assessments, which measure and track employees’ in their effort to reach certain health goals.
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