U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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On May 17, 2016, the EEOC issued final rules that describe how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to wellness programs offered by employers that request health information from employees and their family members. The rules allow limited incentives for employees and spouses to participate in such programs, but also include important privacy protections.
EEOC held a webinar on October 19, 2016 to discuss the new rules, and recorded the session. EEOC attorneys provided information that will help employers and wellness programs comply with the new rules, including an overview of both rules and answers to frequently asked questions the Commission has received since the rules were published. Also, a guest speaker from DOL/EBSA discussed the interaction between these EEOC final rules and certain provisions of Title I of GINA and the Affordable Care Act applicable to employment-based group health plan coverage. This webinar is for human resource professionals, benefits attorneys, and wellness program vendors.