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EEOC Rule Clarifies Wellness Programs
By Carol Patton
From Human Resource Executive Online on Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Still, there were really no surprises since the final rule reflects what the EEOC proposed last year, according to the National Business Group on Health, a Washington-based membership organization, which noted in a press release that the EEOC also "reiterated a ban on plan designs in which a more generous plan option is only available to those completing a health assessment or biometric screening."

Based on results from a survey conducted in April by the NBGH and Fidelity Investments, 78 percent of employers offer biometric screenings while 76 percent offer a health risk assessment program in 2016. Approximately 72 percent use incentives to engage employees in wellness programs.