EEOC Wellness Regulations – What Do They Mean for Employer-Sponsored Programs?
On April 16, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released its long-awaited proposed regulations governing employer-provided wellness programs under the American’s with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Although the EEOC had not previously issued regulations governing wellness programs, the EEOC has filed a series of lawsuits against employers alleging that their wellness programs violated the ADA. Additionally, the EEOC has issued a number of public statements, which have concerned employers, indicating that the EEOC’s regulation of wellness programs would conflict with the regulations governing wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and jeopardize the programs currently offered to employees.
During this webinar, Epstein Becker Green attorneys will:
- summarize the EEOC’s recently released proposed regulations
- discuss where the EEOC’s proposed regulations are inconsistent with the rules currently in place under the ACA and the implications of the rules on wellness programs
- examine the requests for comments issued by the EEOC and how its proposed regulations may change in the future
- provide an analysis of what employers should still be concerned about and the implications of the proposed regulations on the EEOC’s lawsuits against employers
Who Should Attend:
- Employers that offer, or are considering offering, wellness programs
- Wellness providers, insurers, and administrators
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Whitney Krebs at (202) 861-0900, or [email protected].