The EEOC has withdrawn its oft-challenged employee wellness program regulations, EHS Today reports. The previous regulations began in 2016 and allowed incentive programs (usually dependent upon biometric testing) as long as those incentives were voluntary. Groups including the AARP challenged the rules, arguing that reductions in health insurance premiums that could reach 30 percent made the programs essentially involuntary. However, the withdrawal of the regulations does not resolve the issue, but rather, leaves employers who offer incentives in a legal grey area.
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