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EEOC Needs to Coordinate Wellness Guidance With ERISA Agencies, Attorneys Say
Bloomberg BNA Link to more items from this source
Nov. 20, 2014
"The [EEOC's] lawsuit alleging that Honeywell International Inc.'s wellness program violated anti-discrimination laws is a 'gross overstep' that should provide a 'wake-up call' to President Barack Obama's administration to take a better coordinated approach to developing wellness program guidance for benefits plan sponsors, said benefits attorneys with Groom Law Group Chartered.... While the three agencies responsible for enforcing the [ACA] -- the [DOL] and departments of Treasury and [HHS] -- have 'gone above and beyond' in providing guidance to the plan sponsor community to encourage the use of wellness programs, the EEOC hasn't developed any sponsor guidance, instead relying on its enforcement guidelines, said Thomas F. Fitzgerald, principal."

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