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EEOC Fact Sheet on Proposed Regs for Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and Incentives in Employer Wellness Programs
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC]Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Oct. 30, 2015

"The proposed rule would permit employers to offer limited incentives for the employee's spouse to provide current or past health status information as part of a wellness program, where the spouse participates in the employer's health plan.... The proposed rule says that any health or genetic services an employer offers must be reasonably designed to promote health or prevent disease. This means that the service must have a reasonable chance of improving the health of, or preventing disease in, participating individuals. It also means that an employer-sponsored wellness program must not be overly burdensome, a subterfuge for violating Title II of GINA or other laws prohibiting employment discrimination, or highly suspect in the method chosen to promote health or prevent disease."

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