In national news:

The EEOC issued final rules on employer wellness programs yesterday, in an attempt to reconcile potential conflicts between such programs (which are provided for under the Affordable Care Act) and other federal laws. In particular, the rules describe how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to wellness programs offered by employers that request health information from employees and their spouses. The agency previously issued rules barring employers from incentivizing wellness programs beyond 30 percent of the cost of the employee’s insurance, so as to ensure that participation is actually voluntary.

Read the full release from the EEOC and access the various rules here.

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