EEOC, DOL, HHS and IRS Weigh-In on Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs – Is Your Program Compliant?

October 27, 2016

Wellness programs are trending in the U.S., especially with employers looking for ways to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles for their employees and to reduce the cost of their self-insured group health plan. Regardless of an employer’s motivation for implementing a wellness program, employers must be mindful of the many rules that may impact such programs. Over the last few years, several government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Department of Labor (“DOL”), the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the Department of Treasury (“IRS”), have weighed-in on what it means to have a compliant wellness program.

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