EEOC Reverses Stance On Wellness Program Incentives

May 15, 2015

The government has reversed itself and said employer-sponsored wellness programs don't necessarily discriminate against workers. But businesses offering the plans to their employees are still struggling to show the programs can cut health care costs.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proposed a rule change, saying that cutting workers' insurance premiums as an incentive for them to get health screening tests or improve their health scores doesn't violate federal disabilities laws as long as Obamacare and federal privacy rules are met.

View this full article on the Michigan Chamber’s Insurance website and find other up-to-date information related to what’s happening with Health Care Reform (Affordable Care Act) and other health care related topics.

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