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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released final regulations on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) as they relate to workplace wellness programs.

FAQs about the ADA regulations are available along with a fact sheet about the GINA regulations.

The EEOC rules provide guidance on how employers are allowed to use incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs that ask them to respond to disability-related inquiries and/or undergo medical examinations. The rules apply to all types of wellness programs, whether they are offered only to employees enrolled in an employer-sponsored group health plan, offered to all employees regardless of whether they are enrolled in such a plan, or offered as a benefit of employment by employers that do not sponsor a group health plan or group health insurance.

Read the full text of the regulations:

If you have any questions please email Annette Cruz, The Alliance health policy consultant, 608.347.8190.