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Monday, 23 July 2018 13:06

Does Your Wellness Plan Reflect the Latest EEOC Rule Change?

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Employers with 15 or more employees whose wellness program include biometric testing or health risk assessments (HRAs) may need to reconsider their wellness incentives, as changes to the rules governing either of these wellness plan features go into effect January 1, 2019. 

Due to a court challenge which vacated the previous rule, the previous safe harbor limit of a 30% premium incentive for participating in these types of assessments for will no longer considered to be a compliant incentive with the Americans with Disabilities Act, starting in 2019. Since most employers use much lower incentives, they may be able to keep their program as is. But if your role includes wellness, you’ll want to thoroughly understand how these changes may apply to you, and consider consulting legal counsel. 

Click here to read an outstanding article by one of our favorite blogs, E is for ERISA, which explains the changes. And, please contact your Client Manager or drop us a line with any questions!

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Juliet Fitzgibbons

Juliet joins Fall River as an Account Executive and brings over 15 years of prior broker and account management experience. Her experience brings extensive knowledge on employee benefit programs, account management and creative cost-saving strategies and compliance solutions for employers of various sizes.

She is responsible for new business proposals, client renewals including plan benchmarking, rate analysis and mid-year reviews. She helps clients navigate healthcare systems and educates employers and employees through open enrollment meetings and day-to-day service requests. Juliet joined Fall River in 2015.