March 23, 2015

EEOC Sends OMB Notice About Wellness Program Rules

From: PlanSponsor

By Rebecca Moore

The submission represents the start of the regulatory process.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sent a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to wellness programs to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance.

The proposed rule, which was approved by a bipartisan vote, would amend the regulations implementing the equal employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to address the interaction between Title I of the ADA and financial incentives as part of wellness programs offered through group health plans.

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