Court Orders EEOC
to Reconsider Wellness Rules
By GBS Team
It is unclear how the EEOC will respond to the court’s decision. Due to this new legal uncertainty, employers should carefully consider the level of incentives they use with their wellness programs.
Employers should also monitor any developments related to the EEOC’s rules.
Final Wellness Rules
Federal laws affect the design of wellness programs, including two laws that are enforced by the EEOC—the ADA and GINA.
For many years, the EEOC did not definitively address whether incentives to participate in wellness programs are permissible under the ADA and, if so, in what amount. Earlier this year, the EEOC issued long-awaited final rules, but the court has now remanded the final wellness rules back to the agency for reconsideration.
Group Benefits Strategies will keep you updated with any developments on this matter. In the meantime, please contact your representative with any questions about how these rules may affect you.