We recently wrote an informative blog post Wellness Programs: FAQs and Proposed Rules that outlines guidelines to be followed if a Wellness Program asks employees to answer disability-related questions, or asks an employee to participate in a medical examination. Coinciding with this blog article, SHRM recently published the Assessing the Health of Wellness Program under EEOC Proposed Rule by Kara M. Maciel. The SHRM article goes into detail regarding recent litigation for alleged non-compliance issues  – specifically those relating to how an employer should implement a Wellness Program so that it also complies with ADA. We remind our readers of several FAQs, Press Releases, and other useful quick links for in-depth, concise information on this subject.

    Wellness Program Quick Links

    [btn href=”http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/vevraa.htm” color=”red” target=”_self”]PROPOSED RULE[/btn]

    [btn href=”http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/4-16-15.cfm” color=”red” target=”_self”]PROPOSED RULE ADA PRESS RELEASE[/btn]

    [btn href=”http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/qanda_nprm_wellness.cfm” color=”red” target=”_self”]Q&A FROM EEOC[/btn]

    [btn href=”http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Fact-Sheets-and-FAQs/Downloads/Tri-agency-Wellness-FAQS-4-16-15pdf-AdobeAcrobat-Pro.pdf” color=”red” target=”_self”]FAQS REGARDING ACA WELLNESS PROGRAMS[/btn]

    [btn href=”http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/wellness” color=”red” target=”_self”]FAQS REGARDING HIPAA FOR WELLNESS PROGRAMS[/btn]

    [btn href=”http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Fact-Sheets-and-FAQs/Downloads/HHS-wellness-FAQs-4-16-15-pdf-AdobeAcrobatPro.pdf” color=”red” target=”_self”]ADDITIONAL FAQS REGARDING WELLNESS PROGRAMS[/btn]

    [btn href=”http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/facts_nprm_wellness.cfm” color=”red” target=”_self”]EEOC FACT SHEET FOR SMALL BUSINESS[/btn]

    Wellness Program Quick Facts

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    Incentives of up to 30% of the Total Cost of Employee-Only Coverage May be Offered

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    Understanding the Differences Between Current Wellness Program Incentive Rules (ACA) and Those Proposed Rules (ADA)

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    Confidentiality Requirements: How Will Employee Medical Information be Used and Protected

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    EEOC Next Steps

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    Health & Wellness Services from FosterThomas HR

    Since 1993 FosterThomas has provided benefits administration, brokerage and consulting services for a diverse array of clients. We offer a sophisticated knowledge of benefits planning and administration that ensures compliance. With our employee benefits consultants behind you—offering continued advice and support, as well as on-site assistance—you can rest assured that your benefits package will stand above the rest. Our strong carrier relationships ensure that you receive the best plan options at the most competitive pricing.

    [btn href=”http://fosterthomas.com/health-welfare-benefits/” color=”red” target=”_self”]HEALTH & WELLNESS[/btn]