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EEOC asks court to dismiss lawsuit challenging new workplace wellness rules

March 7, 2017


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission argues that AARP lacks legal standing to bring the lawsuit and has failed to prove that the new rules would harm the group's members.

Judge rejects request to block new workplace wellness program rules

January 9, 2017


The rules, which took effect on Jan. 1, apply to all workplace wellness programs.

AARP challenges federal workplace wellness program rules

October 26, 2016


AARP says the rules will force workers to choose between significant financial penalties or revealing private health information.

House lawmaker introduces bill to safeguard employees' contraception information

July 19, 2016


Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) says she proposed the bill in response to a Wall Street Journal investigation that found loopholes in employer wellness programs that put women's contraception information at risk.

In the states: Ala. Medicaid cuts, Zika-related deaths, and more

July 14, 2016


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

Survey: Employers offering fewer wellness benefits

June 21, 2016


The Society for Human Resource Management survey finds that fewer employers are offering benefits like health coaching and insurance premium discounts for weight loss.

EEOC final rules allow financial incentives for workplace wellness programs

May 18, 2016


The final rules clarify what wellness programs must do to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and highlight protections for health data.

Hospitals offer wellness program incentives to keep employees enrolled, health costs down

April 8, 2016


Cleveland Clinic, which is among the large health systems experimenting with new wellness initiatives, offers employees several wellness options, including disease management programs for workers with chronic conditions such as hypertension or asthma.

OPM to extend autism treatment coverage requirements in federal health plans

April 1, 2016


Federal Employees Health Benefits Program health plans beginning next year will be required to cover applied behavior analysis for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Study: Employer-Based Financial Incentives Failed To Spur Weight Loss Among Workers

January 8, 2016


According to Kevin Volpp, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, "[I]ncentive systems vary in effectiveness according to how well they are designed."

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