Nondiscrimination

Updates

Are You in Compliance with New Nondiscrimination Requirements?

This week, James provides insight on how to make sure your company's health insurance benefits are in compliance with new nondiscrimination requirements.… More

protected content Latest wellness case, Nondiscrimination, Steerage, and more!

The city is also abuzz about the first presidential debate, which will take place on Monday night. But there is still health care activity! The House recently passed several safety net and Medicare-related bills, while the House Energy and Commerce Committee moved a number of public health bills. Meanwhile, the regulators have been busy as well… More

protected content EEOC Releases Regulations on Wellness Programs

Early this morning, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was kind enough to release their final regulations applying the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA) to wellness programs. The ADA rule mostly applies directly to your employees, while the GINA rule is mostly focused on employee's family … More

protected content IRS updates guidance on same-sex marriage post-Obergefell

Today IRS and Treasury issued yet another notice in their series of publications implementing the decisions on same-sex marriage stemming from the two monumental Supreme Court decisions, United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges… More

ERIC Provides Guidance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), who represents large employers that sponsor employee benefit plans, submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its proposed rule interpreting Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act)… More

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Legislative Documents

protected content Senate and House Introduce Favorable Bills on Wellness

Eight House and Senate Republicans have introduced two identical bills to stop the EEOC from pursuing what the agency claims are violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) by employer-based wellness programs. … More

Key Health Care Reform Legislative Documents (H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872)

The House and Senate on March 25, 2010, approved the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (H.R. 4872), the "sidecar" reconciliation… More

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Letters to Agencies

ERIC Provides Guidance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), who represents large employers that sponsor employee benefit plans, submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its proposed rule interpreting Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act)… More

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Press Releases

ERIC Provides Guidance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), who represents large employers that sponsor employee benefit plans, submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its proposed rule interpreting Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act)… More

ERIC Outraged over Latest Wellness Suit Brought by EEOC

On Monday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a memorandum in Federal District Court in Minnesota asking for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), alleging that wellness programs sponsored by Honeywell violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). “This is an outrageous development, and one that could potentially jeopardize not only the health of America’s workers, but also that of their spouses,” said Gretchen Young, ERIC Senior Vice President for Health Policy. … More

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Testimony

protected content The Enduring Trials and Tribulations of Wellness Programs, Plus a New FocusOn Call

Yesterday the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in response to several years of badgering by (and numerous meetings with) ERIC and our member companies, held a hearing to address “Wellness Programs under Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws.” … More

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