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Employers advised to revisit wellness programs
By Andrea Davis
From Employee Benefit News on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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The final rules largely echo what was in the proposed rules issued last year, says Steve Wojcik, vice president, public policy with the National Business Group on Health, an industry group representing large employers.

The EEOC “reiterated a ban on plan designs in which more generous plan options are only available to those who complete a health assessment or biometric screening or something of that sort,” says Wojcik. “We had asked for some flexibility in that area but, again, it’s fairly consistent with what they proposed a year ago.”

Sixty-seven percent of employers plan to expand their investment in well-being programs over the next three to five years, according to a Fidelity/National Business Group on Health survey released last month.