Monday, January 11, 2016

EEOC’s Proposed Rule on GINA and Wellness Programs: Approving Spousal HRA Incentives and Clarifying Other Matters

Trucker Huss APC, Lexology

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released proposed regulations on Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) that reverse a prior position prohibiting wellness programs from requiring an employee to provide his genetic information (which includes information about a spouse or other family members) as a condition of receiving incentives. The proposed regulations would allow a wellness program to offer incentives for an employee’s spouse to provide informa- tion about his or her current or past health status (i.e., health status information) as part of a health risk assessment (HRA).

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