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EEOC’s New ADA Regulations Could Complicate Employer Plans’ Efforts to Offer Incentives for Getting the COVID Vaccine as Part of a Wellness Program

USA - January 15 2021 As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available in coming months, employers are exploring ways to maximize vaccination rates within their…

Benjamin J. Conley, Karla Grossenbacher

Wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act - new agency guidance - issue 44

USA - November 26 2012 The U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively the “Departments”) released proposed regulations addressing the employer wellness program provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which were published in today’s Federal Register.

Kathleen Cahill Slaught

Don’t Get Caught in the “Low-Hanging Fruit” HIPAA Harvest

USA - February 24 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: The Director of HIPAA enforcement agency cautions that many covered entities are not meeting the basic HIPAA requirements and sees…

Leon Rodriguez

Waistbands Aren’t the Only Thing Requiring Flexibility During the Pandemic: IRS Clarifies Guidance on Latest FSA Provisions and Offers Additional Relief

USA - February 19 2021 The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (“CAA”) offers significant relief for employers sponsoring flexible spending accounts…

Benjamin J. Conley, Diane V. Dygert, Joy Sellstrom

EEOC Wellness Rules Proposed, Water Bottle Enthusiasts Rejoice

USA - January 11 2021 For years, employers have struggled to understand what level of incentives in wellness programs might be considered “voluntary” under the…

Benjamin J. Conley, Diane V. Dygert, Joy Sellstrom