2017 Wellness Program Notice

In May 2016, new regulations were issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner (EEOC) under the Americans With Disabilities Act that govern wellness programs. Generally, the new regulations govern the extent to which employers may use incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs that require responses to disability-related inquiries and/or undergo medical examinations.  Included within the new regulations is a requirement to provide a notice to employees (or Group Participants in our case) participating in a wellness program that clearly explains what medical information will be obtained by a wellness program and how it will be used. This new provision went into effect January 1, 2017.

To meet your employer requirement, download the MUST Wellness Program Notice HERE.

EEOC website regarding the new regulations:  https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/.

 

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