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Large Wellness Penalties Can Trigger Big Problems Under the ADA
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Aug. 24, 2014
"Most employers don't shift the entire cost of coverage to employees who refuse to submit to a health risk assessment. Those that do can continue to argue that the assessment is a 'bona fide benefit plan' under the ADA safe harbor. The more strident the surcharge, however, the easier it might be for a court to conclude the surcharge is a subterfuge to evade the purpose of the ADA."

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