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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- GINA: If You Are An Employer You Should Know About It (FisherBroyles)